Executive Leadership Team (2018-2019)
Sarah Curtis is one of the Energy Club Co-Presidents. She is a senior studying chemical engineering with a concentration in mechanical design, and will be graduating in June 2019. Sarah has previously been involved in the MIT Energy Hackathon, serving as the Co-Director last year. Around MIT, she has been involved with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and has conducted research related to novel fuel development. She hopes to pursue a job in the green-tech startup world after graduation.
Nick Devonshire is a 2019 MBA candidate at MIT Sloan. He spent the past summer in the Principal Transactions group of Macquarie. Prior to MIT, he worked as a private equity associate at New Energy Capital, co-founded SparkFund, and worked as a consultant at ICF International and Bloom Energy. He’s passionate about growing innovative energy companies and strengthening their ties with capital markets. He graduated from Dartmouth College, where he converted a Greyhound bus to run on waste vegetable oil and solar power.
Vice President, Operations
Anoushka Bose is the Vice President of Operations for this year’s Energy Club. She is double majoring in physics and political science and will be graduating in June 2020. Previously, she has served as one of the Sponsorship Directors of the MIT Energy Club and as the Vice President of External Relations for the MIT Women in Energy Club. She plans to pursue a career in nuclear policy, working on both energy and non-proliferation issues.
Vice President, Education
Ian Schneider is the Vice President of Education for the MIT Energy Club, and a doctoral student at the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. Ian uses tools from optimization, network science, and game theory to improve market design in order to ease the incorporation of renewable energy into electric power systems. Ian has worked for Borrego Solar, Argonne National Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E).
Vice President, Marketing
Taylor is the Vice President of Marketing for the MIT Energy Club. She was the Marketing and Communication Director for the 2018 MIT Energy Conference and has worked at MIT's Nuclear Reactor Lab since 2013, where she coordinates educational outreach and writes content for their website. Taylor received her BA in Communication and Media Studies with an interest in applying social psychology to create effective communication strategies. Being at MIT has increased her interest in how communication can benefit the entire scientific community.
Marian Swain is the Social Director of the MIT Energy Club. She is a Master’s student in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, where she works with Larry Susskind as part of the Science Impact Collaborative. She studies energy policy and environmental planning and is interested in stakeholder conflicts over clean energy infrastructure. Before beginning her Master’s, Marian worked as a researcher at the Breakthrough Institute, an environmental think-tank in Oakland, CA, and she has also worked and studied in Germany.
Vice President, Budget
Caitlin Keegan is a 2020 S.B. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. She is interested in the use of data analytics to support the expansion of emerging energy technologies. Most recently, she worked as a consultant in Navigant’s Energy Practice, where she primarily focused on strategic partnerships, international market entry, and utility transformation. Previously, she served as Co-Managing Director of MIT Energy Night, Communications Director for the 2018 Clean Energy Prize, and held positions in the undergraduate energy community at MIT.
Ryan Sander is a 2020 B.Sc. candidate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Mathematical Economics at MIT. His career interests reside primarily in energy analytics, where he hopes to facilitate more intelligent energy systems through his studies in data science, electrical engineering, economics, and energy. He has worked as an electrical engineering intern for NGA and Raytheon, holds the position of co-president of the Undergraduate Energy Club, and has worked as an organizer for the 2018 MIT Energy Conference.