Veronica Jacome is a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) and holds a BS in Engineering Physics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At ERG, Veronica focuses on the terms of access within electricity services – investigating how policy, supply and infrastructure shape access and how access shapes vulnerabilities. Veronica’s work draws on both qualitative and quantitative methods, and has led her to Zanzibar, Tanzania to investigate the shifts in payment regime and assess the conditions that produce (un)reliable electricity systems. Prior to joining ERG, Veronica served as the Director of Development for Imagine Science and Films, and as a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching A-level physics in Tanzania.
Chateaubriand Fellow, Art Rosenfeld Award, NSF Graduate Fellow, Foreign Language Academic Scholarship