Jayson is a second year joint degree candidate. Prior to Yale, Jayson worked as an energy policy consultant at Meister Consultants Group, a public sector consulting firm based in Boston. In this role he served as a technical consultant for two US DOE funded programs, providing training and technical assistance to local governments driving clean energy adoption through regulatory reform and program implementation. Through these efforts, Mr. Uppal has worked with municipalities across the country to develop strategies and implement policies and programs that eliminate barriers in planning and permitting process, engage lending institutions to expand available financing options, and drive market growth through innovative group purchase models. Jayson holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tufts University.