Claire Wayner is among three Princeton University students who have been awarded Truman Scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programs to prepare for careers in public service.
Wayner, of Baltimore, Maryland, is studying civil and environmental engineering with certificates in environmental studies and sustainable energy. She plans to pursue an M.P.A. in energy policy and work toward decarbonizing electric grids through sound policy and regulation.
“Claire is a smart, thoughtful, mature young woman with a passion for environmental problem solving and a desire to be a difference maker,” said Eric Larson, senior research engineer at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and a lead researcher of Princeton’s Net-Zero America study. “She is intellectually curious, creative and strongly motivated to pursue a career in sustainable energy. She certainly has the potential to grow to be a leader in this field.”
Wayner conducted research with Larson as part of the Net-Zero America Project, which aims to design decarbonization pathways for the United States by 2050. She works for Princeton’s Office of Sustainability and has interned at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
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