I’m an energy and climate professional who has worked with the California Public Utilities Commission, the UC Berkeley Office of Sustainability, Common Spark Consulting and Candela Renewables. In summer 2020, I earned a Master of Arts at the Energy and Resources Group and a Master of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy, both at UC Berkeley, where I studied renewable energy and climate change policy. I have researched household decarbonization strategies in California, early coal-fired generation retirements in Colorado and Arizona, the health impacts of switching from biomass to liquefied natural gas for household cooking in rural India and the financing of energy storage.
Previously I worked as a journalist all over the world for two decades. I coordinated health and immigration coverage at The Sacramento Bee; served as a Beijing-based correspondent for The Associated Press; planned and edited enterprise stories in Latin America for AP; served as McClatchy’s South America bureau chief overseeing coverage all over the continent; wrote about the 2010 California gubernatorial race for The Bee; and wrote about diversity and immigration issues for the Oakland Tribune and the Contra Costa Newspapers.