Kurt Nugent currently works as an Energy Industry Analyst for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He provides analysis to ascertain and identify cases of manipulation in energy markets. Previously Kurt has worked in Program Evaluation in the nonprofit sector. A Bartlett Fellow from 2018-2019 and a 2020 graduate from the Harris School of Public Policy with a Masters in Public Policy, he has since relocated to DC for work. His passion for environmental justice and climate change and the capacity for FERC to make meaningful shifts in the energy landscape have motivated his career shift.

“I’m excited to leverage my experience with ecological work to projects that not simply diagnose problems, but are instrumental in crafting solutions to the many challenges we face,” Nugent said. “This fellowship presents the unique opportunity to solidify my quantitative toolkit while still also allowing me to more narrowly define my policy interests going forward.”