Kris is a second year joint degree candidate focused on expanding renewable energy through policy and financial innovation. Kris currently works with the Center for Business and Environment at Yale on their SEEDS project, a study on the social factors driving residential solar uptake in partnership with the Solarize CT program. He is also leads recruiting efforts and company outreach with the School of Management’s Energy Club. Kris spent the summer of 2016 as an associate with DBL Partners, a venture capital firm focused on impact investments. His work there focused on developing a thesis around C&I PACE, evaluating investment opportunities across a number of different industries, and co-authoring a set of energy policy recommendations for the next presidential administration with Nancy Pfund, one of DBL’s managing partners. Prior to Yale Kris worked for the California Public Utilities Commission on natural gas policy, specifically on implementation of California’s Cap-and-Trade legislation as well as the utilities’ natural gas hedging activity. In 2014, Kris moved from the CPUC to SunEdison’s commercial-scale distributed generation business, where he managed risk evaluation. Kris grew up in Oakland, California and was active in local politics there. He is a fan of all things outdoors, with particular interests in snowboarding, horseback riding, and backpacking. He loves his Bay Area sports teams too – go Dubs!