Brett has the uncanny ability to turn complexity into clarity. He started his career at Southern California Edison, after which he pursued his Ph.D. in applied economics. Today, Brett’s work combines advanced statistical methods with thoughtful modeling of the human interactions that drive energy markets, policies, and programs.
half marathons run
years singing in choirs
How did you get into the clean energy field?
I have been working in energy efficiency since graduating from college, but I’ve been thinking about the utility of the future since high school when I wrote my senior paper on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
What are you passionate about? What are the ideas that drive you?
Pretty much everything we do requires energy, but the way we consume energy has a negative impact on our lives in terms of pollution and climate change. There’s so much opportunity to align things better, especially with energy efficiency and renewable energy.
How do you spend your time when you’re not working?
I have a preschooler and a baby, so now my weekends are mostly focused on adventures with them (and trying not to get too far behind on chores). When the kids are a little older, I hope to get back to more running, baking bread, and cooking.