EAP Professional Skills Seminar

One of the many benefits of the EAP program is exposure to diverse career opportunities. Learning about the experiences and pathways of energy professionals helps our graduate students work toward their own contributions advancing the field.

EAP hosts superstar professionals from across the energy industry to speak in our 1-credit seminar. Students in the EAP graduate certificate program are encouraged to enroll in this impactful class each Fall semester to expand their networks and strengthen invaluable professional skills.

The course (Env. Studies 909 – Professional Skills in Energy Analysis and Policy) is held from 11:00am to noon central each Wednesday. If you have any questions about EAP or our fall seminar, please contact EAP Program Coordinator Scott Williams.

EAP Professional Skills Seminar Fall 2019
Students in the Fall 2019 EAP Professional Skills Seminar

9/6: Milwaukee Networking Trip — JCI, Artisan Partners, City of Milwaukee ECO

9/7: Scott Williams (EAP ’10) — EAP Coordinator; Research and Education Coordinator, Wisconsin Energy Institute

9/21: Sara Drescher — Environmental and Energy Senior Attorney, Forest County Potawotami Community

10/6 – 10/7: EAP Conference — Satellite Data for Energy Analysis and Policy

10/19: Allie Cardiel (EAP ’15) Building Science Researcher & Analyst,

11/2: Francisco Sayu (M.S. ’12, M.E. ’15) Director Emerging Technology,
RENEW Wisconsin

11/16: Amy Klusmeier (M.P.A./M.S. ’11) — Weatherization Project Officer,
U.S. Department of Energy

11/30: Niels Wolter (EAP ’97) Owner, Madison Solar Consulting


9/15: Carl Mas — Director, Energy and Environmental Analysis, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

9/22: Gayathri Vijayakumar — Principal Mechanical Engineer, Steven Winter Associates

9/29: Stephen Kidwell — Former Vice President of Corporate Planning, Ameren

10/6: La Follette Forum on Climate Policy

10/13: Marcus Hawkins — Executive Director, Organization of MISO States

10/20: Katherine Gensler — Vice President of Government Affairs, Arevon

10/27: Kristin Charipar — Counsel, Strategy & Policy, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

11/3: Douglas Carlson — Principal Consultant, Clearspring Energy Advisors

11/10: Mark Eilers — Director, Business Development, Avangrid Renewables

11/17: Corey Singletary — Utility Analyst, Citizens Utility Board

12/1: Lynn Price — Senior Advisor, China Energy Group and International Energy Analysis Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

12/8: Rachel Licker — Senior Climate Scientist, Energy and Climate Program, Union of Concerned Scientists

Rob Anex — Professor of Biological Systems Engineering and EAP Chair, UW–Madison

Katharine HayhoeClimate Scientist; Professor in the Political Science Dept. at Texas Tech University; Founder and CEO of ATMOS Research

David AbelSenior Research Scientist at NextEra Analytics and EAP alum

Lena Neij — Professor, The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University

Lori BirdDirector of World Resources Institute’s U.S. Energy Program & Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy

Elaine HaleSenior Engineer, Economics and Forecasting Group at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Ashok Sarkar — Senior Energy Specialist with The World Bank and Nelson Institute alum

Pamela Ritger — Milwaukee Program Director & Staff Attorney at Clean Wisconsin and EAP alum

Bryn Baker — Director, Policy Innovation, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)

Sama Bilbao y LeónHead, Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and UW–Madison alum

Daisy Chung — Manager of Industry Solutions, Smart Electric Power Alliance and EAP alum

Morgan Edwards — Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, UW–Madison

Tracey Holloway — Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor and EAP Engagement Lead, UW–Madison

Michael Tiboris — Non-Resident Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

David Nagel — Former Executive Vice President, BP America

Maria Redmond — Director of the Office of Energy Innovation, Wisconsin Public Service Commission

Lynn Hobbie — Executive Vice President – Marketing and Communications, Madison Gas and Electric

Greg Nemet — Professor in the La Follette School of Public Affairs, UW–Madison

Josh Arnold — Independent Energy Professional; Honorary Fellow at UW–Madison

Dan Utech — Lecturer, Yale School of Forestry; Policy Consultant; Former Deputy Assistant, Energy and Climate Change, Obama Administration

Paul Wilson — Grainger Professor of Nuclear Engineering and EAP Chair, UW–Madison

Doug Ahl, Jeannette LeZaks, and Andy Lick — Slipstream

Max Duckworth — Co-Founder, MaSa Partners

Erinn Monroe-Nye — Program Director, Focus on Energy

Lauren Azar — Attorney and Advisor, Azar Law, LLC and Azar Consulting, LLC; Former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy; and Former Wisconsin Public Service Commissioner