ERG Job Market Candidates

Thank you for your interest in our candidates. Below is a preview of candidates who will be completing their dissertations, and are currently preparing or looking for employment. ERG students and alumni may browse job postings in the ERG Directory at here.

Past job placements coming soon.

Zoë Chafe


Dr. Chafe works at the intersections of public health, air pollution, climate change, and energy use. She holds a PhD from the Energy and Resources Group (ERG), as well as an MPH from UC Berkeley. She has been a researcher/consultant for entities such as the World Health Organization, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, […]

Jessie Knapstein


Energy policy wonk trying to craft and institute economically efficient policy to promote the use of renewable energy technologies and reduce our emissions.

James Rising

Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow

James received his PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University. He previously taught assorted seminars at MIT's Experimental Study Group and electrical engineering at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Until recently, he worked as a software developer, working with over a dozen companies on signal processing, social networks, and artificial intelligence. He hopes to use new technologies to help communities act on modeling insights to mitigate climate change, promote social justice, and pursue ecocentric world changing.