NEWS Congratulations and best of luck to Jacob Straus — energy access Fulbright Semi-​​Finalist

Jacob Straus, class of UCB 2016 with an ERG Minor, has been selected as a semi­fi­nal­ist for a Ful­bright research grant. If awarded the grant, he will travel to India to per­form a sur­vey of rural com­mu­ni­ties tar­geted by energy access ini­tia­tives, includ­ing national grid con­nec­tion, com­mu­nity solar micro­grids and small-​​scale hydro.

Jacob grad­u­ated with degrees in Envi­ron­men­tal Pol­icy and Com­par­a­tive Lit­er­a­ture. He worked to imple­ment effi­ciency codes for the City of Berke­ley as an Ameri­Corps Fel­low in 2016–17 before being hired by the city as an Energy Effi­ciency Spe­cial­ist. He grew up in the Hud­son Val­ley of New York and lives in Oakland.



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