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 ’21 graduate Jordan Graham, Policy & Legal Advisor to Illinois Commerce Commission Chair Carrie Zalewski.


Jordan Graham is the Policy and Legal Advisor to Illinois Commerce Commission Chair Carrie Zalewski. In that role, he counsels on state energy regulatory policy and dockets, advises on regional transmission issues, and sits on interagency working groups facilitating the transition to electrical vehicles. In 2021, he earned an MPP from the Harris School of Public Policy, where he served as Co-President of the Harris Energy and Environmental Association. Prior to attending Harris, he worked as a watchdog and political journalist.