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Dan Aas (MPP/MA-ERG ’17)

Senior Programs Associate, The Energy Foundation

Dan came to GSPP after spending seven years in energy consulting and philanthropy. After graduation, he worked for Tetra Tech, an environmental services firm, on topics ranging from greenhouse gas sequestration in forests to state-level climate action planning. Most recently, Dan worked at the Energy Foundation, a San Francisco-based organization that funds work to advance clean energy policy in the United States and China. At the Energy Foundation, Dan covered a portfolio of grants focused on energy efficiency and supported the development of a strategic plan to accelerate decarbonization of the US electric power sector. In this role Dan also supported a network of energy efficiency advocates by provisioning expert assistance, developing shared resources and organizing an annual best practice sharing convening.

Dan is a dual degree student at the Goldman School of Public Policy and the Energy and Resources Group (ERG). Through the dual program, Dan is developing an interdisciplinary skill set in which he can make an impact on the United States’ clean energy transition. GSPP’s extensive alumni network has also been tremendously helpful for Dan as he has had the opportunity to learn from senior-level policy makers on both the national and statewide energy issues. Further, as VP of Membership for the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative, Dan is active with the broad community of UC Berkeley students interested in energy and resource issues. BERC offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with the over 23 academic departments, and 2000+ fellow students, that interact with energy issues through a variety of methodological approaches.

Dan graduated from Whittier College with a B.A. in Economics.

Dan Aas