Anna Brockway is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. Anna studies how our energy systems are changing—and how they must change—in response to existing and emerging stressors. Her work has focused on stressors to the conventional operation of electric power systems (climate change, renewable energy, and electrification) and how we may adapt to them while ensuring reliability and cost-effectiveness and enabling increased sustainability and equity. More recently, her work has expanded to how decision-making and planning for the future of energy systems will need to evolve amid growing risks and public scrutiny.
Prior to graduate school, Anna spent 2.5 years as a SunShot Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office in Washington, DC. While at the SunShot Initiative, her primary focus was on expanding opportunities for solar energy and access to renewables through shared solar and community-oriented deployment models. Anna holds an MS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Energy & Resources from UC Berkeley, and a BS in chemistry and a minor in philosophy from Haverford College."