Announcing the Aspen Climate Cohort Summer 2022 Fellows

The Aspen Institute’s Tech Policy Hub and Energy and Environment Program are thrilled to announce the 15 members of our Summer 2022 Aspen Climate Cohort. These fifteen fellows hold vast experience in climate change and innovation as energy engineers, environmental scientists, technologists, and green business experts.

The Fellows of the Summer 2022 Aspen Climate Cohort are:

  • Patrick Beckley, Environmental Engineer at the US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Nicole Jain Capizzi, Agricultural Specialist formerly at the Washington State Department of Agriculture
  • Mira Chokshi, Former Engineering Team Manager at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Arthine Cossey van Duyne, CEO & Founding Partner at WaterFunder, LLC
  • Emma Crow-Willard, Managing Producer at Climate Now
  • Emily Doyle, Polar Scientist and recent PhD graduate of the University of Cambridge
  • Mary Kombolias, Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing Consultant 
  • Swathi Manchikanti, Water, Sanitation, and Climate Specialist at UNICEF 
  • Stephen Mushegan, Clean Energy and Climate Engineering Consultant 
  • Jaida Nabayan, Associate at James Lima Planning + Development
  • Rebecca Peters, Academy Associate at Chatham House
  • Alyssa Poletti, Climate Futures, Justice, and Solutions graduate student at the University of Washington
  • Nadia Seeteram, PhD candidate at Florida International University
  • Alex Shoer, Co-Founder at Seeder Clean Energy
  • Esther Sosa, Advocacy and Partnerships Manager at the Environmental Defense Fund

The climate cohort seeks to train scientists and technologists to better apply their ideas to policy. The 10-week, full-time, paid program is currently underway in Berkeley, California, and will conclude on August 12, 2022.

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