Julia is currently a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley, and has a M.S in Energy and Resources and a M.P.P from the Goldman School of Public Policy. Julia is studying various distributed energy resources (energy efficiency, demand response and smart charging electric vehicles) and how they can facilitate integration of renewable resources onto the grid in California. Prior to graduate studies, she consulted in the energy and finance sectors and worked at Pacific Gas & Electric forecasting electric generation and its cost. Julia has a B.A. in economics and Spanish from UC Berkeley.