Alexandra Tweedie, a San Francisco native, is currently pursuing a master's degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, with an emphasis on environmental policy. Prior to completing her B.A. in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, she spent a year studying abroad at Lund University in Sweden. There she was inspired by both the innovative technical solutions being adopted and the popular support for sustainability initiatives. Following that experience Alexandra decided to dedicate her career to promoting environmental sustainability in the United States. Her current interests and research revolve around renewable energy policies, particularly renewable portfolio standards, and she looks forward to working on clean energy solutions as Breakthrough Generation Fellow. Whenever she can, Alexandra escapes the city to hike and rock climb.