Eleven F&ES Students Advance Energy Leadership as EDF Climate Corps Fellows

Yale edf fellows 2015
Front row: Erik Norell (left), Lisa Veliz, Fairuz Otila Loutfi Olivares, Geeta C, Wan-Yu Sung, Jayson Uppal, and William Murtha. Back row: Jong Tae Park (left), Hassaan Sipra, Benjamin March, Renzo Mendoza, and Shaun Takao
Eleven students and graduates from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) have been selected as summer fellows for the Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps program, an innovative fellowship that gives specially trained students the opportunity to help transform energy use within organizations in the private and public sector in the U.S., Mexico and China.
The EDF Climate Corps links top graduate students from the nation’s leading universities with companies, cities, schools and public institutions to identify and implement high-value ways to save energy, carbon emissions and money.
The 11 F&ES students are among 117 fellows working for 96 organizations nationwide and eight organizations in Mexico and China. Nearly 700 students applied for the fellowships. Two students from the Yale School of Management were also selected as Fellows.
“We are now in our eighth year of EDF Climate Corps,” saidVictoria Mills, managing director of the program. “Over that time, the focus of both our fellows and their host organizations has expanded beyond picking the low-hanging fruit to elevating energy management to a strategic business priority.”

The 2015 Climate Corps fellows from F&ES are: 
Hassaan Sipra ’16 M.E.M., who will work with the city of Palo Alto, Calif.
Wan-Yu Sung ’16 M.E.M., at Adidas Group (China) in Shanghai, China.
Fairuz Otila Loutfi Olivares ’16 M.E.M., at Legrand in San Diego, Calif. and Tijuana, Mexico. 
Lisa Veliz ’16 M.E.M., at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, Calif.
Laura Huober ’17 M.E.M./M.B.A., at Hellman & Friedman LLC, New York, N.Y.
William Murtha ’16 M.E.M., at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Flushing, N.Y.
Geeta C ’15 M.E.M., at the City of Houston, Houston, Texas.
Renzo Mendoza ’15 M.E.M./M.B.A., at the City of Boston, Boston, Mass.
Jong Tae Park ’15 M.E.M., at Iron Mountain, Windsor, Conn.
Erik Norell ’16 M.E.M., at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Jayson Uppal ’17 M.E.M./M.B.A., who will work at the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Ill.
The fellows from the Yale School of Management are: 
Shaun Takao ’16 M.B.A., at Adidas Group, Canton, Mass.
Benjamin March ’16 M.B.A., at HCA Healthcare, Nashville, Tenn.