Lucas Johnson is a third year joint degree candidate. His work is focused on the deployment of clean energy through innovative finance, improved operations & business models, and effective policy.
This past summer, Lucas worked on loan underwriting and operations for the commercial PACE company, Greenworks Lending. During the summer of 2016, Lucas worked as an EDF Climate Corps fellow with the Chicago Housing Authority on a sustainability strategy and a community solar project.
At Yale, Lucas has been involved in research on low-income solar deployment research and green bank finance structures, and he was the budget officer for the SOM energy club. Recently he co-founded the National Energy Student Coalition, an advocacy network across several universities focused on energy policy. Prior to Yale he worked at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Obama 2012 campaign, and he holds a B.A. in public policy from Stanford. An avid musician, he also plays at parties with his band, Lujo and the Jumps.