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EAP Monthly Dispatch

November 23rd, 2016

Dear Alumni, Students, and Friends, 

The leaves are falling, the temperatures are dropping, and our students are hard at work writing papers and studying for midterms. 

I would like to highlight the continued work of our faculty and students. Our student organization, GEAPS, invited Lauren Azar (UW Law and Nelson Institute Alumni) to speak to students about careers in the energy policy and consulting sector. I know they appreciated hearing advice as they explore their own career options. 

As always, if you have any suggestions for how we could improve the EAP program or would like to connect with our community, please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Sincerely,

Professor Gregory Nemet
Energy Analysis and Policy Program Chair

 



Lauren Azar speaks to EAP students
 


SCB Group Visits Campus
On Tuesday, November 15, Kevin McGreeney, CEO and Founder of SCB group, visited campus. He spoke to Dr. Richard Shaten's Energy Markets' class on the emerging trends in renewable energy markets specifically highlighting green transportation fuels. The lecture was followed by a lively reception of EAP  community of students, alumni, and faculty. We would like to thank Kevin and the SCB group for joining us as well as facilitating these important conversations.
 



Mr  McGeeney presents to students from Dr. Shaten's Energy Markets class
 



 


Reminder: GEAPS is accepting posts
for The EAP Blog!

GEAPs invites students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the EAP program to submit posts to The EAP Blog. GEAPS will accept submissions in any form, from a well-developed research abstract to a back-of-the-envelope calculation on an interesting energy problem. The group just asks that submissions provide meaningful insights into the broader discussion of modern energy issues. Posts can be submitted by emailing GEAPS.
 
Alumni Snapshots
Patty Monahan


"If you feel passionate about your work and do good for the world, you may be surprised by the opportunities life hands you."  Patty Monahan (M.S. Land Resources, Class of '91) understands the importance of coupling exploration with direction to find your career path. After graduating with a BS in Environmental Studies from UC-Berkeley, Patty set off to work for the Environmental Protection Agency focusing on reducing air pollution in California. Through this work, she discovered a desire to improve her educational background through a graduate degree in an energy discipline.   

While investigating her options, Patty came across UW-Madison and the EAP program. She visited campus and knew she found the interdisciplinary program she sought. Patty stated very matter-of-factually that "Climate Change was and remains the single biggest problem facing our world and energy is a major piece of the puzzle." 

Upon graduation, Patty decided to return to California and began work as a research associate for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for a few years followed by a return to the EPA. However, after five years in the governmental sector, Patty wanted a change of scenery and so she joined the Union of Concerned Scientists as an analyst eventually working her way up to California Director and Clean Vehicles Deputy Director. Her research mostly focused on the intersection of transportation and climate policy. She acknowledges that "working in the non-profit sector allowed me to be more creative and critically approach governmental policies in an effort to improve them."   

Patty currently works for the Energy Foundation continuing her research as the Transportation Program Director. Over the years, she observed the growth in the climate change field throughout her career.  As something with experience in both the government and non-profit world, she realizes there are many approaches and perspectives to addressing climate change. Finally, Patty encourages students to be aware of the many opportunities before them and take advantage of them. 
 

Join Our Alumni Committee
 
Here at EAP, we recognize the deep, long-lasting connections made among our alumni. Would you like to get more involved in our alumni related activities? We invite you to join our alumni committee! Under the direction of Dan York, the committee seeks to build and maintain the connections made through the certificate. If you''d like to get involved, please contact Dan to learn more. 
 



Students from Professor Nemet's Introduction to Energy Analysis and Policy Class tours the On-Campus Co-Generation Facility 

 

 
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If not, what are you waiting for? Over 80% of EAP alumni and current students have created LinkedIn profiles to highlight their academic and professional accomplishments. Check out the EAP group page and join our online networking community today!
 
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