High Speed Rail

Photo courtesy of the CA High Speed Rail Authority

UC Berkeley’s Center for Environmental Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy is proud to be hosting a public policy, transportation and urban planning dialogue on California High Speed Rail.

Symposium on High-Speed Rail & Sustainability


Fabrice Morel

International Development Director, SNCF Voyages

Fabrice Morel, aged 43, has been one of the three Directors of the Amsterdambased Railteam alliance of seven European high-speed rail operators since 2008.

Prior to that, he held several executive management positions within the international distribution arm of SNCF’s passenger division; he was in particular Chief Executive Officer of Rail Europe Group in New York (from 2003 to 2007), and Managing Director of RE4A (from 2001 to 2003), where he developed sales of European rail travel in emerging non-European markets. Fabrice also led several large-scale distribution projects at SNCF in Paris, in relation with the voyagessncf.com website (2000), and with the Railteam broker distribution platform (2007-2008). Fabrice holds degrees from the Sciences-Po political science and HEC business school.

Blas Perez-Henriquez

Director, Center for Environmental Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Blas L. Pérez Henríquez founded and directs the UC Berkeley Center for Environmental Public Policy (CEPP). Pérez Henríquez also serves as Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and as a visiting professor at Mexico's Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE).

As the founding Director of Executive and International Programs (EIP), and Assistant Dean, at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, Pérez Henríquez oversees executive education and capacity building programs for mid-career government officials and senior public policy professionals domestically and abroad. He serves as an ex-officio member of the Goldman School advisory board. He has served as the Quarterly Chair of the Commonwealth Club of California, the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum.

Pérez Henríquez’s research is distinguished by a focus on the interaction of policy implementation with policy adaptation and revision in the context of emission trading, the use of information technology to support environmental market creation and collaborative efforts between business and government to enable the low carbon economy. His current work is aimed at providing guidance for policymakers and advocates in the broader context of climate, energy and environment. He is particularly interested in creating innovative and cost-effective policy frameworks to address global environmental problems in both the developed and developing world.

As an academic observer, Pérez Henríquez participates regularly at the Climate Change Expert Group of the United Nations Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), a support group at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that develops policy alternatives to address global climate change, as well as the United Nations (UN) Conference of Parties (COP). He has served as external advisor to the Mexican delegation to the UN climate negotiations process, and more recently as part of the California delegation to the COP15, COP16 and COP17 summits, to conduct research on subnational and regional policy developments, business and financing innovation to support climate action, low carbon development and adaptation policies.

Addressing the policy lessons from the international experience implementing emission trading systems using insights from institutional economics, his forthcoming book “Environmental Commodities and Emissions Trading: Towards a Low Carbon Future” will be published by RFF Press/Routledge in December 2012. In addition, Pérez Henríquez is currently conducting research and will co-edit a volume on the development of a high-speed rail system in California as a trigger for smart growth and sustainable development. He has written on public-private environmental collaboration and on the use of information technology to support environmental markets.

Moshe Givoni

Senior Visiting Research Associate at the Transport Studies Unit, School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE) at the University of Oxford

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geography and Human Environment, Tel-Aviv University

Moshe is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at the Transport Studies Unit, which is part of the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE) at the University of Oxford, and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geography and Human Environment, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. He is also an Associate Editor for Transport Reviews journal. Moshe was a Senior Researcher in Transport Policy and Economics at the Transport Studies Unit and a Research Fellow at Wolfson College before joining Tel-Aviv University in October 2011. He joined the Transport Studies Unit in October 2007, after completing a two-year Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship at the Department of Spatial Economics, Free University Amsterdam. He gained his PhD at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London in 2005. His academic background also includes degrees in Economics and Geography (BA) and Business Administration (MBA) from Tel-Aviv University. His main research interest relates to Transport Policy and Economics and more specifically to integrated transport policy, air transport, rail transport, transport and the environment and walking and cycling.

Yves Crozet

Professor, Institute of Transport Economics (LET), University of Lyon – France

Member of the Institute of Transport Economics (LET-CNRS), Head of this Institute from 1997 to 2007. Member of the Administrative Council of RFF (Reseau ferre de France, French Rail infrastructure manager). Secretary General of the World Conference on Transportation Research Society Chairman of the French Observatory for Energy, Environment and Transport.

Alain Leray

President and CEO, SNCF America

Prior to his career at SNCF, Mr. Leray held many different positions in the auto industry (Ford , Renault , Fiat and Hertz). From 2003 to 2012, he served as Deputy Managing Director for STVA (Société de Transport de Véhicules Automobiles), which is a 100% subsidiary of SNCF and specializes in finished vehicle logistics. Among other things, it transports more than 2 million vehicles per year by truck and rail (3800 wagons). Since February 2012, Alain has held the position of President and CEO of SNCF America (SNCF: Société Nationale des Chemins de fer français). He graduated with a BA in Economics from Hamilton College and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.

Robert Cervero

Professor of City & Regional Planning; Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Urban Studies; Director, Institute of Urban & Regional Development; Director, University of California Transportation Center

Robert Cervero works in the area of sustainable transportation policy and planning, focusing on the nexus between urban transportation and land-use systems. Besides his academic and directorship appointments at Berkeley, Professor Cervero is also a faculty affiliate of the Energy and Resources Group, the Institute of Transportation Studies, the Center for a Sustainable California, the Berkeley Center for Future Urban Transport, and the Global Metropolitan Studies Center. His current research is on the intersection of infrastructure, place-making, and economic development as well as urban transformations and their impacts on travel behavior. He is a frequent advisor and consultant on transport projects, both in the U.S. and abroad. In 2004, Professor Cervero was the first-ever recipient of the Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Planning Research. He is a two-time recipient of the Article of the Year Award from the Journal of the American Planning Association. Presently, he is Chairman of the International Association of Urban Environments and the National Advisory Board of the Active Living Research Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He was recently appointed to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), responsible for the chapter on spatial development for the 5th IPCC assessment. He is also the lead author of the forthcoming 2013 World Report on Sustainable Mobility for the UN-Habitat. Professor Cervero currently serves on the editorial boards of Urban Studies, Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Planning Literature, International Journal of Sustainable Development, Journal of Transport and Land Use, Journal of Transport and Society, and Journal of Public Transportation. Professor Cervero is frequently invited to give lectures abroad, having recently keynoted at international conferences in Netherlands, Colombia, Australia, Taiwan, Turkey, Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, and China.

José Mª de UREÑA

Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of Castilla La Mancha

Previous scientific/academic activities:
1969-73 and 1975-77, Lecturer, University Politécnica of Madrid.
1978-81, Collaboration, Dpt. Urban Design and Regional Planning, University of Edinburgh
1983, Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Barcelona.
1983, 1992-93 and 1996, Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley.
1981-82 and 1985-86, Vice Dean for Curriculum Development, E.T.S. Ingenieros de Caminos,
C. y P., University of Cantabria.
1978-84, Member, Editorial Board, Transportation Research. Pergamon Press
1979-82, Executive Committee, International Simulation & Gaming Association
1986-92, Rector, University of Cantabria
1995-96, Promotor, Socrates Programme, appointed by European Commission.
1995-97, Member Expert Committee of the Leonardo TAO, Brussels.
2003 & 2004, Visiting scholar, Centre de Recherche Réseaux Industrie et Amenagement,
University de Paris, Pantheon-Sorbonne.
1997-05, Founder Dean, School of Civil Engineering, University Castilla La Mancha
2007, Visiting Professor, University Lille.

Research Projects and Publications
At present works on several projects related to the territorial consequences of High Speed Rail Transportation with European and Spanish funds.

S.K. Jason Chang

Professor of Civil Engineering in National Taiwan University, and Visiting Professor of the China Academy of Transport Sciences in Beijing

He has served as Executive Director of Transportation Institute in Taiwan, Chair of ITS Asia Pacific Forum, and Scientific Committee Member of the Eastern Asia Society for Transport Studies, among others. Advisor to the Mayor and Taipei City Government since 1994, Dr. Chang has on numerous occasions served as advisor for promotion of sustainable urban and transportation development to international institutes and NGOs. In April 2006, he created a program to train representatives from more than 80 cities for the first Car Free Day activities in China. He served as Principal Investigator to the program "Green Transport for Chinese Cities" from 2000 to 2003, coordinating demonstration projects in more than fifteen cities. He is now hard at work on and widely sharing his green transport theory of BBMW (Bike + Bus + Metro + Walk) in many cities across Asia.

Jason Ni

Professor, National Taiwan University

Jason Ni is originally from Taiwan. He obtained a bachelor degree from Department of Civil Engineering of National Taiwan University (1998) and served in the Engineering Army (1998 ~ 2000). He holds Master degrees in Transportation Engineering and City Planning from University of California Berkeley (2003), and a Ph.D. in Transportation Technology and Policy from University of California Davis (2008). His dissertation is on the Motorization and Vehicle Purchase Behavior in China. Jason worked as a Transportation Planner/Engineer at Parsons Brinckerhoff, USA (2007~2010), and interned with Metropolitan Transportation Commission (2003), City of San Leandro (2004), and Dowling Associates, Inc. (2005). He also worked as Graduate Student Researcher at University of California Transportation Center (UC Berkeley, 2001 ~ 2003).

Arpad Horvath

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC, Berkeley

Arpad Horvath is a Professor in the Engineering and Project Management Program and in the Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate Program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. He has Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Diploma in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering major, Construction Engineering and Management minor) from the Technical University of Budapest (Hungary).

His research interests are in developing methods and tools for life-cycle assessment of civil infrastructure systems and other industries. His research has focused on the environmental implications of transportation systems, buildings, construction, water and wastewater systems, and various service industries, and life-cycle assessment modeling using hybrid methods, environmentally augmented economic input-output analysis, and environmental performance measurement.

Arpad Horvath is the director of the Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing (CGDM), and Associate Editor of the ASCE's Journal of Infrastructure Systems.

Lou Thompson

Thompson, Galenson and Associates, LLC

Mr. Thompson has worked on the following projects:

1968-1973 Policy and Budget Analyst in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT). Member of team that created Amtrak. Reviewed and refocused the Northeast Corridor Transportation Project.

1978-1986 Federal Railroad Administration, US DOT: Director, Northeast Corridor Improvement Project (NECIP), managed the NECIP, $2.5 billion upgrading of rail service between Boston, New York City and Washington.

1986 - 2003, The World Bank. As Railways Adviser, reviewed the Bank's entire railway activities. Worked in all Bank regions, with particular attention to Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, China, India and the CEE and CIS countries. Led concessioning of railways in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Bolivia, and Brazil. Advised in concessioning in Guatemala, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Egypt and Pakistan, among others.

2003 to present Principal, Thompson, Galenson and Associates (TGA). TGA is a consulting firm working with public and commercial clients on railway and transport issues in the U.S. and worldwide. Vice-President and Director, Board of Directors of the Railroad Research Foundation (RRF), the research planning and administration arm of the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Member, Peer Review Group, California High Speed Rail Authority. The group will review plans for the High Speed Rail project and provide comments and advice to the Governor and the Legislature.

T.C. Kao

Visiting Professor, Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Tsung-Chung (T.C.) Kao is Visiting Professor and Scholar in the Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also the Director of the Rail Technology Research Center in the Civil Engineering Department at National Taiwan University and an Adjunct Professor there. He is also the retired Vice President of Engineering for the Taiwan High-Speed Rail Corporation. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering at National Taiwan University (NTU) in1971 and then completed two M.S. degrees, one in Structural Engineering at Rutgers University in 1974, and a second in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley in 1975. He completed his Ph.D. two years later, also in Geotechnical Engineering at Berkeley.

Following completion of his Ph.D. he worked as a Project Engineer for Woodward-Clyde in San Francisco from 1978 to 1983. While there he was also Visiting Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at San Jose State University from 1981 to 1983. He then returned to Taiwan where he was Vice President Geotechnical Engineering at Moh & Associates from 1983 to 1987, then CEO of the Eastern Group in Taiwan from 1993 to 1997, and then President of the Eastern Construction Corporation from 1995 to 1997. During this stage of his career he worked on a broad range of civil and infrastructure projects including planning, coordination, design and construction of transit, high-speed rail, airport and harbor facility projects.

He worked extensively with the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) Project beginning with its inception in 1990. When the THSR Project was privatized in 1997 he was appointed Vice President of Project Management and was responsible for design, construction and operation, including management of the project cost, interface and configuration. During the testing and commissioning in 2007, he served as the operation preparation task leader supporting the commissioning of the railroad. Since his retirement from THSR Corporation in April 2008, Dr. Kao has taught classes on "High Speed Rail Engineering", "Integration Project Management" and "Contract Management in Practice" at NTU and UIUC. Dr. Kao is a registered Civil Engineer in the State of California and in Taiwan.

Mikhail Chester

Assistant Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Affiliate Faculty in the School of Sustainability

Arizona State University

Mikhail Chester is an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment and an Affiliate Faculty in the School of Sustainability. He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in August 2008 in Civil & Environmental Engineering. His area of expertise is energy and environmental life-cycle assessment of large infrastructure. His research has focused on transportation systems including automobiles, buses, trains, and aircraft. He has also evaluated energy pathways from municipal solid waste in the production of ethanol.

Prior to receiving his doctorate from UC Berkeley, Chester earned two M.S. degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering (one from UC Berkeley in 2005 in the Systems program and the other from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003 in the Civil Infrastructure Systems program). He received his B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002 with a double major in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy.

Michael O’Hare

Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy at UC, Berkeley

Trained at Harvard as an architect and engineer, Michael O'Hare came to Berkeley after teaching positions at MIT and Harvard's Kennedy School and "real-world" employment at Arthur D. Little, Inc., Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. His research history has included periods of attention to biofuels and global warming policy, environmental policy generally, arts and cultural policy, public management, and higher education pedagogy. O'Hare is the principal investigator for Berkeley's contract research for the California Air Resources Board for implementation of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, and publishes regularly on fuel policies for global warming reduction, especially biofuels,; their "indirect land use change" and food price effects, and the importance of time and uncertainty in relating fuel carbon intensity to warming policy.

He has been editor of the Curriculum and Case Notes section of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Public Affairs Education, and has published frequently on quality assurance and best practices in professional teaching. Since coming to Cal he has done applied research for state and nonprofit clients on diverse topics including funding of the state Fish and Game Department, surface mining reclamation, and revitalizing county fairs. He is a regular faculty member of the school’s executive programs for mid-career training, and has had visiting positions at Università Bocconi, the National University of Singapore, and Université Paul Cézanne (Aix-Marseille).

He is the GSPP chair of the school's undergraduate minor and usually teaches one of the two semester offerings of the undergraduate introduction to policy analysis. His other courses recently cycle among arts and cultural policy, a program and policy design studio, a second-year elective for masters students at GSPP and ERG on optimization and risk models, and an APA section.

Michael D. Lepech

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

Professor Lepech's research focuses on the integration of sustainability indicators into engineering design, ranging from materials design, structural design, system design, to operations management. Such sustainability indicators include a comprehensive set of environmental, economic, and social costs. Recently his research has focused on the design of sustainable high performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composites (HPFRCCs) and fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs), the impacts of sustainable materials on building and infrastructure design and operation, and the development of new life cycle assessment (LCA) applications for building systems, transportation systems, water systems, consumer products. Along with this he is studying the effects that slowly diffusing sustainable civil engineering innovations, and the social networks they diffuse through, can have on achieving long term sustainability goals.

Michael joined the Stanford University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty from the University of Michigan's Center for Sustainable Systems where he was a research fellow at the School of Natural Resources and Environment. He received his PhD in Materials Engineering from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also received his MSE in Structural Engineering from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his MBA in Strategy from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His industry experience lies in the design and construction of interstate highways and bridges, along with the design and construction of residential high rises in seismic zones.

Sandip Chakrabarti

University of Southern California

Sandip Chakrabarti’s research focuses on the relationships between land use and transportation, the influence of value of time on travel behavior, the impacts of transportation investments on travel patterns, and transportation policy analysis. He is particularly interested in planning and policy related to public transportation systems, parking, and mobility of economically disadvantaged groups. Sandip is currently involved in funded research in the fields of integrated corridor management, incident management, and regional monitoring using archived transportation system data.

Elizabeth Deakin

Professor of City & Regional Planning and Urban Design, UC, Berkeley

Co-Chair, Master of Urban Design Program, UC, Berkeley

Elizabeth Deakin is Professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley, where she also is an affiliated faculty member of the Energy and Resources Group and the Master of Urban Design group. She formerly served as Director of the University of California Transportation Research Center (1998-2008) and co-director of the UC Berkeley Global Metropolitan Studies Initiative (2005-2008). Deakin's research focuses on transportation and land use policy and the environmental impacts of transportation. She has published over 200 articles, book chapters, and reports on topics ranging from environmental justice to transportation pricing to development exactions and impact fees. She currently is carrying out a series of studies on urban development and transportation in China, Latin America, and India as well as in California.

Deakin has testified on several occasions for committees of the US Congress and for the California Legislature. She chaired the Congressionally-mandated National Academy of Sciences advisory board that led to the enactment of the federal transportation-environmental research program. She also has served as an appointed member of a number of government posts including city and county transportation commissions and a state advisory board. She is frequently called upon to advise mayors and city council members as well as transit board members.

She is a member of a number of committees and panels of the Transportation Research Board and is editor of the journal Transportation Policy, serving as well on the editorial board of four other journals. She also is an Urban Land Institute Fellow.

Deakin holds degrees in transportation systems analysis and political science from MIT as well as a law degree from Boston College.

Gian-Claudia Sciara

Postdoctoral Scholar, Urban Land Use and Transportation Center (ULTRANS) at the University of California, Davis

Gian-Claudia Sciara is a postdoctoral scholar at the Urban Land Use and Transportation Center (ULTRANS) at the University of California, Davis. She uses interdisciplinary research skills and original data collection to investigate planning, policy, and finance questions in transportation. Her current funded projects examine the implementation of SB375 in California, which has made greenhouse gas reduction a new policy goal for the state's metropolitan planning organizations. Her publications address earmarking's impacts on regional transportation decision-making; transportation planning institutions and governance; revenue generation and investment planning for metropolitan infrastructure; and HOT-lane equity and planning. Dr. Sciara holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley; a Master's Degree from UCLA, and a B.A. from Columbia University. She is an AICP certified city planner who has served in the private, public and non-profit sectors. She chairs the Transportation Research Board Subcommittee on Megaregions and is also a member of the Transportation Programming, Planning, & Systems Evaluation Committee, and the Metropolitan Policy, Planning & Processes Committee.

Jin Murakami

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at City University of Hong Kong

Dr. Jin Murakami is a transnational city planner and academic researcher. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He has specialized in the areas of transportation and economic development, spatial planning and development strategy in globalization, and project management and land policy. His focuses are principally on "spatial" and "financial" matters to increase city-regions' global competitiveness and local livability. Recent projects include an international study of transit-oriented developments (TODs) across Asia and North America, an empirical analysis of the impacts of railway network evolution and airport access improvement on business agglomeration patterns in U.S. metropolitan areas, megaprojects and value capture opportunities in Asian capitalist cities, and a case study of mobility and spatial design for aging communities in Japan, North America and China. His previous works with world-renowned researchers were published in Value Capture and Land Policies (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy 2012) and international peer-reviewed journals. Two more manuscripts will be published in forthcoming books, with a special focus on "value-added business agglomeration" and "premium lifestyle package".

Dr. Murakami completed his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley (2010). He also holds a Master's degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Tokyo (1999). He was previously working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD) at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC). Before moving to Californa, he had extensive working experiences with intercity highway planning, economic development analysis, environmental impact assessment, and public relations in the government sector of Japan. Over the past years, he as a young fellow has been a recipient of several scholarships and research grants from prestigious international research and educational institutes, including the World Bank, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (LILP), A Volvo Center of Excellence for Future Urban Transport (Volvo CoE), the Transportation Research Board (TRB), and the Institute of Behavioral Sciences (IBS Japan).

Mike McCoy

Executive Director, California Strategic Growth Council

Over a 35-year career, McCoy has focused on modeling and forecasting urban growth, transportation systems use, and environmental impacts including land, air, water and land use decisions. He is a founder of the University of California, Davis Extension Land Use and Natural Resources Program, the Information Center for the Environment at U.C. Davis, and the Urban Land Use and Transportation Center (ULTRANS) at U.C. Davis.

Deike Peters

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy

Dr. Peters is a German Research Foundation (DFG) International Research Fellow who is currently based at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy to finish up a multi-year comparative research endeavor on high-speed rail station area mega-projects in Germany and the United States. Her experience combines 18 years of policy advocacy and consulting for major international institutions (World Bank, UN Habitat, UNEP) with a 14-year transatlantic career in academia. Prior to relocating to Los Angeles, she was Director of the Urban Megaprojects Unit (2008-2011), DFG Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2005-2008) and Lecturer/Researcher (2000-2005) at the Technical University Berlin. From 1996 to 2000, she was Director of Environmental Programs at ITDP, an international sustainable transport advocacy organization headquartered in New York City. Dr. Peters holds Master Degrees in Urban Planning and International Affairs from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning & Policy Development from Rutgers University. Her recent publications include articles on high-speed rail development in Built Environment, the Journal of the Transportation Research Board, the European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, and European Planning Studies.

Goldman School of Public Policy Students

Graduate Student Researcher – Ankit Jain

Ankit is a 2nd year Master of Public Policy student at the Goldman School, and serves as the Graduate Student Researcher for the Center for Environmental Public Policy. His studies are focused on energy and environmental policy issues. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in chemical engineering and worked for four years as a reservoir engineer at ExxonMobil prior to attending graduate school.

Note Takers:

Raphael Barcham – 1st Year MPP Candidate

Craig Bosman – 2nd Year MPP Candidate

Leo Covis – 1st Year MPP Candidate

Mary Claire Evans – 1st Year MPP Candidate

Anna Scodel – 1st Year MPP Candidate

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