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Ry Andresen

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Ry is interested in measuring the impacts of wildfire mitigation policies in vulnerable communities across California. He is particularly interested in researching a holistic framework that incorporates the distributional burdens and incremental benefits of wildfire prevention strategies by electric utilities. He is currently an analyst at the Public Advocates Office at the CPUC where he analyzes the growing electric utility wildfire costs. Ry received a B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy from UC Berkeley in 2020. He enjoys surfing, biking, and playing with his cats and is excited to be back home at CNR.