Master’s Student, CEEP
Zach Schafer is a Master’s student at CEEP, and holds a B.A. with majors in Economics, International Relations, and History from the University of Delaware. As part of the Center’s research team, Zach has contributed to publications on issues including energy efficiency policy and finance, distributed renewables, energy management planning, and the relationship between energy, water, and climate policy, and has advised on topics including the sustainable energy utility and community solar. Before joining CEEP, Zach served on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and during his CEEP career received a prestigious internship at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Zach has also been an active member of the broader CEEP and University community; he served as President of the Energy and Environmental Policy Student Association from 2010-2011, and co-chaired the Graduate Student Senate Campus LED-Lighting Committee. Zach believes in the critical role of partnerships among governments, businesses, and communities of willful individuals, as incubators and implementers of ideas and protectors of the public good, of which access to affordable, clean energy services and stewardship of the environment rank very highly.