Policy Analyst, Energy and Climate Program
Jessica Lovering is a policy analyst in the Energy and Climate program at Breakthrough and was also a Breakthrough Generation Fellow in the summer of 2011. She attended the University of California Berkeley, where she received a BA in Astrophysics with a minor in South Asian Studies. She then began a PhD program in Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, but slowly realized that her real passion lay on Earth and not among the stars. Leaving Astrophysics with a master's degree, Jessica began a graduate program in Environmental Studies focusing on energy policy. During her last year of school, Jessica created a graduate course in nuclear energy, which she co-taught in the Spring of 2012 with a nuclear physics professor. The course was an interdisciplinary look at all aspects of nuclear power including social, environmental, financial, security, and legal issues.