Association Webinars: Energy Sector Recruiting and Career Advice Webinar Series #2



What skills are energy companies and regulatory agencies looking for in new hires and interns? How have they adapted their requirements after COVID-19? What jobs and experiences have led energy professionals to their present position? What career advice do they have for future energy leaders? In each episode of this webinar series, a recruiter and an energy professional will share their insights with undergraduate students who are interested in careers in the energy sector. Recruiters will discuss job and internship openings in their company or regulatory agency, as well as key skills that students should highlight to stand out from other applicants. Energy professionals will discuss their career path in the energy industry, as well as offer advice and perspectives on entering the energy industry.


Chiara Lo Prete is Associate Professor of Energy Economics in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State. Her research integrates economics, optimization and statistics to examine market structures that provide incentives for efficient operation and investment decisions in the electric power sector. Dr. Lo Prete and her research group have focused on the development of mathematical models and application of empirical methods to study cross-product manipulation, emission leakage, market structures to integrate variable energy resources, and resilience of interdependent natural gas and electric power systems. Dr. Lo Prete received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation, and an Early Career Researcher Award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She earned a B.A. in Economics (summa cum laude), a M.A. in Energy Economics, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. Before joining Penn State in July 2014, Lo Prete was a Ziff Environmental Fellow at Harvard University from 2012 to 2014.


Sayad Moudachirou, Managing Consultant - London Economics International
As a senior advisor at London Economics international, Sayad provides technical support and guidance to industry leaders across North America and global markets. Sayad's core expertise entails due diligence on infrastructure commercial transactions, regulatory impact analysis, market research and trends analysis, along with strategic planning, assets optimization and project management. Sayad's fluency in international cultures has allowed him to work and provide advisory services in international jurisdictions ranging from Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, to the Caribbean and Europe. Sayad's market expertise is further augmented by proficiency in physical assets management owed to hands-on experience in regulatory affairs and optimization of a portfolio of renewable assets. Sayad holds a Masters in Economics and Finance from Brandeis University - International Business School and a Masters in Banking and Finance from Université Paris IX Dauphine, France.

Marie Fagan, Chief Economist - London Economics International
Dr. Marie Fagan is the Chief Economist at London Economics International, LLC. Based in Boston, Dr. Fagan has conducted research and consulted in energy economics for over 30 years. Her work has spanned international upstream and downstream oil and gas, global coal, North American gas markets, and North American power markets including regulated and de-regulated systems. She has deep expertise in oil and gas production economics, and natural gas and electric power transmission and distribution. She has advised C-suite industry clients, buy-side and sell-side financial clients, regulators, and public interest groups. She serves as an expert witness in litigation and regulatory matters related to oil, gas, and electric power. From 1996-2014, Dr. Fagan was with Cambridge Energy Research Associates ("CERA," now IHS Markit). Before joining CERA, she served as an economist with the United States Energy Information Administration ("EIA"). Dr. Fagan is the author of original research with publications in academic and industry journals. She holds a PhD in Economics from the American University in Washington, DC.


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