James Burgess graduated from Princeton University in 2009 with a B.A. in Mathematics and a certificate in Environmental Science. James is particularly interested in clean energy, sustainable development, and market-based approaches to both. As an Energy Grand Challenges fellow, he spent time studying the technical and economic feasibility of a large-scale algae biomethane program. James also has done research investigating the role of forests in the global carbon economy. After his summer at Breakthrough, James went on to do research with the Azueros Earth Project, studying sustainable reforestation in Panama before moving to Boston to work as an Associate Consultant with Bain & Company.
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