Stephanie Stern (2010)
Fellowship Year: 2010
Academic Background: Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MCP 2011- (Urban Studies and Planning)
Current Position: Program Manager , StopWaste.Org
Currently Working On: Building energy labeling for commercial and residential buildings in Alameda County.
Stephanie completed her master’s degree at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, with a specialization in Environmental Policy and Planning. She is focusing on city energy and sustainability policies and an integrated approach to environmental problems that take into account social, economic and political factors that contribute to and inhibit action on environmental issues. At MIT, she was also a Research Assistant for Professor Judith Layzer’s Urban Sustainability Project, which examines what actions U.S. cities are taking to become more sustainable. Prior to attending MIT, Stephanie worked in energy efficiency in California for five years, gaining valuable insight into how utilities and rebate programs work, the kinds of technologies available and the array of considerations that affect efficiency retrofits. During this time, Stephanie also managed the Cool Roof Rating Council, a non-profit rating system, and worked closely with the roofing industry. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College in 2004 with a double major in biology and studio art.
Expertise: Energy & Climate Change, Environmental Policy & Law, Architecture & Urban Planning