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Jake Berliner is a founder and director emeritus of the Energy Security Initiative. He is currently the Portsmouth, New Hampshire Regional Field Director for New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's Presidential campaign. In his time at Tufts, Jake worked on a number
of energy security policy research projects and programs, including: -The Tufts Initiative for Leadership in International Perspective: Asia's Rising Giants through which he conducted field research in China and India and gave a symposium presentation entitled "Fueling Giants: Energy and Environmental Security in the 21st Century." -EPIIC: Oil and Water, after which he worked with ESI co-founders Nick Chaset and Alex Wright on field research in California, Germany, and Eastern Europe on "Developing the Solar Economy: Political, Financial, and Infrastructure Framework Creation for Renewable Energy Systems"

Phil Martin graduated Cum Laude this May from Tufts University with a degree in Political Science. Immediately after graduation, Phil worked as a research intern in the retail gas and electric division of KEMA, the international energy consulting firm. In September 2006, Phil began working as a Research Analyst at Sentech, Inc, a consulting firm in the Washington, DC area that specializes in clean energy technologies. Phil has since returned to the Boston area, where he now works on market development for EnerNOC, a provider of clean and intelligent demand response and energy management solutions. Phil’s film, “From the Fryer to the Freeway,” about the use of waste vegetable oil as a fuel source won a College TV Award for documentary film from the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences (the Emmys) this year, and has been shown at the Boston offices of the EPA as well as on MTV’s college channel, MTVU. Phil and three other ESI members made it to the semi-finals in MIT’s Ignite Clean Energy business competition this year, which is open to both students and professionals. As a senior, Phil participated in Professor Bill Moomaw’s graduate-level class “Clean Energy Technologies and Policy Issues” at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where Phil, along with a graduate student in the Urban and Environmental studies program and two chemical engineers completed a project on vehicular greenhouse gas emissions and policies and technologies that could be implemented to reduce such hazards.

Will Roscoe graduated from Tufts in 2006 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is currently employed by W.M. Lyles Corp., which is building the first Ethanol plant in CA works with natural gas pipeline installation. He was a member of both the Tufts ESI and the MIT Energy Club. He was involved in the Energy 2.0 Conference and MIT Discussion Groups, and was a Semi-Finalist in the MTTC Clean Energy Business Competition, in which he worked with 2 MIT students on commercializing a solar concentrating technology.

Tait Nielsen graduated in 2006 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He works as a field engineer at Schlumberger and has trained in Amreya, Egypt for three months, where was promoted to Field Engineer in the spring. Since then he has been logging wells all over California and into Nevada. He is learning a lot about the oil industry, mostly from the reservoir analysis perspective. While at Tufts, he volunteered at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s Conference on Clean Energy, and joined the MIT Energy Club. He worked for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge's Ignite Clean Energy Business Presentation Competition, helping with the website, putting together events, and working with scientists, tech transfer specialists, venture capitalists, and lawyers.

Bryan C. Russett gradutated in 2007 as an Electrical Engineering student minoring in Entrepreneurial Leadership. He is from Amherst, Massachusetts. He participated in MIT’s Ignite Clean Energy business competition and made it to the semi-finals with three other ESI students. He also worked with the planning team for the AltWheels 2006 festival which took place in September in Boston’s City Hall Plaza. He also participated in the ESI’s summer 2006 research project researching energy policy and green buildings in Southern California.


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