Isaac Sevier is a Masters candidate in the Atmosphere / Energy program of the Civil & Environmental Engineering department at Stanford University. Isaac studies renewable energy resources and technology, climate change science, and the impacts of energy policy on the environment. He is currently researching the use of cloud-based data analytics in building energy efficiency, specifically comparing policies that enable or discourage use of these tools and understanding barriers to adoption of newer technology. Recently, he created a dashboard of the decarbonization of energy systems for all OECD countries, and has conducted other short, course-based research on altering transportation patterns in urban environments to reduce air pollution, financing startups that address renewable energy opportunities in low-income communities, the feasibility of utilizing electric vehicle fleets for utility-scale storage, and the potential for pricing rooftop solar reactive power capacity in California.
Isaac is a first generation American through adoption and the first in his family to attend college. He is currently an ambassador for Resurge International, an international surgical outreach organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area that focuses on cleft lip and burn treatment surgery, and he is an executive member of oSTEM at Stanford, an advocacy organization for LGBTQ people in the STEM fields. Prior to joining Stanford, Isaac worked on an array of oilfield development projects in California, where he deployed over $23 million to produce new assets. He then joined a financial advisory startup in San Francisco managing over $300 million for high net worth individuals, families, and foundations. Isaac received his undergraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa in 2009 and will complete his Masters degree in June 2017.