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Student Roundtable and Lunch with Dr. Destenie Nock

Past Event

November 16, 2022

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a student-only lunch and roundtable discussion with Dr. Destenie Nock, Visiting Faculty member at CGEP; Assistant Professor, Engineering and Public Policy; Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Nock will discuss her path through the engineering field. This will touch on how she became a professor, and the work she is doing in her startup company, Peoples Energy Analytics. She will discuss methods for turning research into a business. Following introductions, we will move into an open conversation. Lunch will be provided.


Dr. Destenie Nock is a leader in energy justice and sustainable energy transition trade-off analysis. In her role as an Assistant Professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE), and Engineering and Public Policy (EPP), she creates optimization and decision analysis tools which evaluate the sustainability, equity, and reliability of power systems. Dr. Nock is the recipient of six NSF grants on energy, resilience, and energy justice. She is also the CEO of People’s Energy Analytics, an energy justice-based start-up company. Dr. Nock holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and an Offshore Wind Energy IGERT Fellow. She earned a MSc in Leadership for Sustainable Development at Queen’s University of Belfast, and two BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Applied Math at North Carolina A&T State University. She is the creator of the Black Electricity Blog site which posts articles about graduate and undergraduate advice, and research updates in energy and sustainability.

Registration is required. This roundtable is open only to currently-enrolled Columbia University students. To register, you must sign in with your UNI

This event will be hosted in person and capacity is limited. We ask that you register only if you can attend this event in its entirety.

For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].