Interested in energy, the environment and climate change but not sure how to make a career out of it? There are a wide array of exciting career pathways to choose from across these topics for young people with various skill sets and passions. To provide UChicago students of all levels and schools with insight into the range of opportunities and what’s it’s like to work in these positions, EPIC is hosting a virtual career series with young UChicago alumni—starting with EPIC’s own former Bartlett and DRW Fellows. Alumni will share insights into their day-to-day lives, how they got to where they are, and what they wish they knew when they were UChicago students.

Join us as we welcome Harris Public Policy ’19 graduate Andrew Bray, Founding Principal at MXV Ventures.

Bio: 

Andrew is a former energy trader, current energy policy wonk, and advisor to climate tech startups, research organizations, and investors. His experience includes venture diligence, financial modeling, fund design, business operations, and capital markets. Currently, Andrew is working with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) to develop a technology roadmap outlining opportunities to digitize wind power plant operations, and he works with startup clients to help them develop financial models and improve their business models. Previously, Andrew helped Powerhouse Ventures with deal diligence, and he contributed to an academic study of human behavior in energy. Andrew has a B.S. in industrial systems engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from the University of Chicago. As an MXV Principal, Andrew is responsible for fund operations, policy and economic assessment, deal structuring, financial modeling, and the diligence process.