Julia Szinai

University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. Student
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Julia is currently a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley, a graduate student researcher in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and a researcher at the Pacific Institute. She studies climate change mitigation and adaptation of the coupled electricity and water sectors in the Western U.S., integrating energy and water models to improve climate-resilient planning of these interdependent infrastructure systems. Throughout her graduate studies she has also researched at different areas of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and at various environmental and energy organizations, evaluating policies and technologies to facilitate decarbonization of the power grid with energy storage, demand response, and electric vehicles. Prior to graduate studies, she consulted in the energy and finance sectors and worked at an electric utility in long-term resource planning. Julia holds a Master of Public Policy, M.S. in Energy and Resources, and B.A. in economics and Spanish from the University of California, Berkeley.