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MS Class of 2019

Biography

I have a BE in Mechanical Engineering (EIT), a MS in Sustainability in the Urban Environment and a Masters in Public Administration in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management. I have also started a Data Science Masters at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress.

Most Recent Professional Experience

LOAD MANAGEMENT PROGRAM MANAGER FOR THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CITYWIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
  • Develop and implement the Load Management (LM) Program Plan, building on efforts currently underway at DCAS Energy Management (DEM)
  • Provide technical and analytical support for other DEM programs including Demand Response (DR), real-time metering scaling including cross-cutting integration of data-driven decision-making
  • Leveraging existing Agency networks, develop and effectuate the integrating of real-time metering with data-driven decision-making across the Citywide facility portfolio spanning electricity, gas and steam utility accounts
  • Create key performance indicators (KPIs) required for program evaluation, tracking and coordinating all program data collection. Including monitoring, promoting and encouraging plan growth over time
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders on building specific LM protocols and training materials, lead field-training efforts and empower behavioral change among municipal building operators

Undergraduate Education

  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ: Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Mechanical Engineering (concentration in Robotics)

Other Degrees & Certifications

  • City College of New York, New York, NY: Master of Science (MSc) in Sustainability (concentration in Engineering)
  • Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, New York, NY: Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Environmental Policy and Sustainability

Awards & Recognition

  • NYU CUSP Fellowship/Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship
  • Energy Manager in Training (EMIT)

Current Interests

  • Full-time employment
  • Networking