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 ’20 graduate David Foote, power market analyst at LS Power.

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Dave Foote works as a Power Market Analyst at LS Power, in an office that mainly focuses on trading FTR’s. In his position, Dave spends most of his time writing Python code to help model and analyze the electrical grid and the economics behind it. Before working at LS Power, Dave was a Research Assistant at EPIC for Dr. Eyal Frank. He received a Master of Science in Computational Analysis and Public Policy from the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy in 2020.