We are proud to announce that several division researchers are applying their technical abilities and passion for energy and environmental equity as Justice40 Initiative Fellows. The following division researchers are presently devoting half of their time as inaugural Justice40 Fellows and working with DOE’s Deputy Director for Energy Justice and key stakeholders to ensure that the clean energy revolution lifts up communities that have been left behind, and makes sure those who have suffered the most are among the first to benefit.
Salma Elmalla is a Graduate Student Research Assistant in the Electricity Markets and Policy Department and a PhD candidate in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley.
Sydney Forrester is a Scientific Engineering Associate working in the Electricity Markets and Policy Department. Sydney broadly focuses on renewable energy adoption and new utility business models.
Natalie Popovich is a Project Scientist in the Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems Department. She is an environmental economist whose research focuses on the interactions of land use, networks, and travel behavior.
C. Anna Spurlock
C. Anna Spurlock is Research Scientist in the Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems Department. She is an environmental and behavioral economist using data science and machine learning coupled with statistical and econometric techniques to study technology adoption and impact across energy sectors.
Miguel Heleno is a Research Scientist in the Grid Integration Group in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division. He studies grid optimization and planning, power systems economics, and energy policy, and he coordinates Berkeley Lab’s participation in the DOE Office of Electricity’s Microgrid R&D and Advanced Grid Modeling Programs.