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September 2, 2020 — RAEL Lunch, Jessica Kersey, “Spotlighting Urban Informality in Energy Access Research”

September 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Bio: Jess Kersey is a second-​​year master’s stu­dent with the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group. She is broadly inter­ested in decen­tral­ized and inno­v­a­tive energy tech­nolo­gies for energy access and cli­mate resilience in devel­op­ing cities. She has a par­tic­u­lar geo­graphic inter­est in the Caribbean and Latin Amer­ica. Jess is also a research affil­i­ate of the Lawrence Berke­ley National Lab and con­sul­tant for the Asian Devel­op­ment Bank.

Jess holds dual bachelor’s degrees in chem­i­cal engi­neer­ing and polit­i­cal sci­ence from Vir­ginia Tech. She pre­vi­ously worked as an energy engi­neer with AECOM’s Energy busi­ness line pro­vid­ing tech­ni­cal, project man­age­ment, and busi­ness devel­op­ment sup­port for renew­able energy, energy effi­ciency, and sus­tain­abil­ity projects. She has a diverse engi­neer­ing back­ground which includes expe­ri­ence in energy, con­struc­tion man­age­ment, and dis­as­ter relief both domes­ti­cally and inter­na­tion­ally includ­ing work in Haiti, Panama, El Sal­vador, the US Vir­gin Islands, Iraq, and Cuba. She enjoys apply­ing her engi­neer­ing exper­tise to devel­op­ment and human­i­tar­ian efforts and has been involved with Engi­neers With­out Bor­ders since 2016.


September 2, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
http://Zoom link to be provided


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