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 Pete Rodrigue, Environmental Policy Analyst at the U.S. EPA.


Pete Rodrigue works in EPA’s Stratospheric Protection Division, which is phasing down hydrofluorocarbons, a potent class of greenhouse gases. He graduated from the CAPP program in 2020 and was a DRW Fellow in Eyal Frank’s lab. Among other things, he has worked as a technology fellow on a Democratic congressional campaign, a surveyor for LA Metro, a day laborer, a data scientist for a bus company, and a research assistant at the Brookings Institution.