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Reedies in Sustainability–Energy, hosted by the Reed Career Alliance (RCA)

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 5pm to 6:30pm

Join us on May 15 for a virtual RCA Career Pathways panel, Reedies in Sustainability–Energy!

Panelists include Chris Greacen ’91 (Independent Mini Grid Consultant), Thomas Mosier ’08 (Decision Sciences Department Manager, Idaho National Laboratory), and Julia Selker ’15 (Executive Director, WATT Coalition).

Hear these Reedie experts in sustainable energy talk about their professional journeys and discuss what skills, challenges, and opportunities one may anticipate in the field.

Register here for the event!

Start time:

  • 5 p.m. Pacific
  • 6 p.m. Mountain
  • 7 p.m. Central
  • 8 p.m. Eastern


The Reedies in Sustainability–Energy panel is the fourteenth installment of the ongoing Career Pathways panel series hosted by the Reed Career Alliance committee of the Alumni Board that explores different career pathways taken by Reedies in a similar field of work. Past panels are available to watch at any time on alumni.reed.edu.


Panelist Bios

Chris Greacen ‘91 (he/him) Senior Consultant of Renewable Energy and Energy Access (mostly with the World Bank) - Lopez Island, WA

Chris Greacen ’91 works on policy and hands-on implementation of renewable energy projects from the village to the national level. He has worked on rural renewable electricity projects or policies over 20 countries including Cambodia, China, Haiti, Laos, Liberia, Nepal, Nigeria, North Korea, Rwanda, Tanzania, Vanuatu, and Yemen. He helped Thailand develop the region’s first regulations supporting grid-connected renewable energy, now accounting for over 5 GW of small grid-connected renewables. Since 2007 he has worked as consultant to the World Bank’s ESMAP, developing country programs and regulatory frameworks for mini grids in countries in Sub Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and Pacific Islands.

He holds a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley, a BA in physics from Reed, and is an adjunct professor in the Energy Systems Management program at University of San Francisco. He lives on Lopez Island, Washington, where he serves on the San Juan County Climate and Sustainability citizens advisory committee.


Thomas Mosier ’08 - Decision Sciences Department Manager, Idaho National Laboratory - Idaho Falls, ID

Thomas Mosier ’08 is department manager for Decision Sciences at Idaho National Laboratory and serves as the lab’s program manager for hydropower research. His work broadly focuses on supporting an orderly clean energy transition and ensuring small utilities have tailored support to actively participate as partners with DOE. As examples, he supports public utilities to navigate decarbonization, identifies and analyzes pathways to significantly reduce the cost of long duration energy storage technologies, and advances the use of hybrid generation and storage systems to enhance market participation of the generation while also increasing local grid resilience. Thomas obtained a dual-major PhD in Water Resources Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University and a BA in Physics from Reed College (Class of 2008).


Julia Selker ’15 - Executive Director, Working for Advanced Transmission Technologies (WATT) Coalition and Director of Policy and Strategy, Grid Strategies LLC - San Francisco, CA

Julia Selker ’15 serves as the Executive Director of the Working for Advanced Transmission Technologies (WATT) Coalition, leading policy advocacy and education on Grid Enhancing Technologies. She is also Director of Policy and Strategy and Chief Operating Officer for Grid Strategies, a transmission and power markets policy consulting firm. In this role, she facilitates new business and coordinates the Future Power Markets Forum. She previously worked in communications for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and technology startups, interned with Congressman Peter DeFazio focused on energy and climate policy, and worked on the launch of Monterey Bay Community Power through the public relations agency Miller Maxfield, Inc. She has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Reed College.

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