Student Alana (Laney) Siegner

Alana is a first-​​year Master’s stu­dent in the Energy and Resources Group. Prior to arriv­ing at ERG, she received her under­grad­u­ate degree from Tufts Uni­ver­sity (2012) in Envi­ron­men­tal Stud­ies and Inter­na­tional Rela­tions. She served as an Ameri­Corps National Teach­ing Fel­low for two years at the Dever-​​McCormack School in Dorch­ester, MA, teach­ing 8th grade aca­d­e­mic enrich­ment classes as well as a high school prepa­ra­tion cur­ricu­lum that she devel­oped for pub­lic schools across the Cit­i­zen Schools net­work. At ERG, her research inter­ests focus on trans­lat­ing energy and resource issues into secondary-​​school-​​level sci­ence lessons in order to pro­mote eco­log­i­cal intel­li­gence and cli­mate lit­er­acy goals. In addi­tion to work­ing on envi­ron­men­tal edu­ca­tion efforts locally, Alana is part of an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team of grad­u­ate stu­dents work­ing to design and build a net-​​zero-​​energy tiny house for the Sacra­mento Munic­i­pal Util­ity Dis­trict (SMUD) Tiny House Com­pe­ti­tion. Part of the tiny house project will involve lead­ing a “DeCal” course for UC Berke­ley under­grad­u­ates, teach­ing stu­dents how to install solar pan­els and put into prac­tice green build­ing tech­niques in order to pro­mote fur­ther campus-​​wide car­bon neu­tral hous­ing projects. The tiny house is intended to pro­duce a por­tion of its own food and recycle/​treat grey­wa­ter onsite in addi­tion to meet­ing its own energy needs.

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Energy & Resources Group
310 Barrows Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3050
Phone: (510) 642-1640
Fax: (510) 642-1085