Wendy Ma is a senior at MIT, majoring in mechanical engineering. She is interested in energy modeling, the smart grid, and renewable energy. Her current research focuses on modeling the impact of renewable energy adoption on the electric-natural gas system. She previously served as the co-Director of Operations for the Energy Hackathon.
Joseph Talampas - Content Director
Joseph is pursuing an MS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA as part of the MIT Leaders for Global Operations Program. Prior to MIT, Joseph worked as a drilling engineer for a multinational energy firm. He is interested in distributed energy systems, energy efficiency, and energy opportunities for developing countries.
Laura Kier - Content Director
Laura is an MIT Sloan class of 2020. Laura has spent her career focused on the energy space, working first at a boutique energy consulting firm on utility-scale problems and then managing market programs at an IOT, distributed energy resource software company. She earned BA and BE degrees from Dartmouth College in Engineering. Laura is interested in energy storage and energy efficient transportation alternatives and supply chains.
Melanie Cornell - Operations Director
Melanie is a member of MIT Sloan’s Class of 2020. Prior to Sloan, she served as a Program Manager within the Department of Energy in Washington, DC, where she managed an entrepreneurial training program for scientists working on energy technologies in U.S. national labs. She previously worked on environmental and science policy issues within the Obama administration, and taught middle school science through Teach for America.
Andrew Shea - Operations Director
Andrew is a senior at MIT majoring in computer science. Andrew first encountered energy issues and regulations in industry while working for a distributor of Chinese powersport vehicles. Since then, his interests have grown and currently lie in the economics, policy, and supply chains of renewable and non-renewable resources.
Ali ElSeddik - Marketing Director
Ali is a first year graduate student pursuing a MS in electrical engineering and an MBA as part of the MIT Leaders for Global Operations Program. He is interested in electric energy storage, integration of renewable power generation sources into the grid and low-resource electric energy solutions for the developing world.