abdulla alhajri

managing director

Abdulla is a 4th year PhD Candidate in the Nuclear Science and Engineering Department. He works in the Computational Reactor Physics Group where his research focuses on quantifying the uncertainty in reactor design parameters. Prior to joining MIT, Abdulla received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Abdulla is a native of the United Arab Emirates, and is an Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Fellow.

Email: alhajri@mit.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abdulla-alhajri-49972847

jeffrey chao


Jeff is a first-year MBA candidate at MIT Sloan interested in how energy technology, policy, and the private sector come together. Prior to Sloan, Jeff worked at Chevron in both engineering and strategic planning roles. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley

Email: jeffchao@mit.edu

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreyachao




Tony is a first year MBA student at MIT.  Prior to business school he served as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps for 12 years.  He cofounded the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF) and BaseDirectory.com.  DEF is an organization that fosters innovative thought within the Department of Defense, and BaseDirectory.com is an information management company that aggregates, corrects, organizes, and distribute resource information for military families.  At MIT he is participating in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation track and pursues a Sustainability Certificate.

Email: hatala@mit.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonyhatala 


josefF kolman

finance director

Joseff Kolman is a senior at MIT double majoring in Political Science and Physics. His experiences in energy during his time at MIT have revolved around the intersections of energy and water policy. Outside of MIT, he has worked in an NGO on science policy, a non-profit on grid security, on Capitol Hill, and he attended the UN 21st Conference of Parties in Paris as a member of MIT Energy Initiative’s delegation. His senior thesis will focus on the effects of the partisanship of FERC commissioners.

Email: joseff@mit.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseffkolman

lucy zhang

showcase director

Lucy is an MBA candidate at Sloan School of Management with an interest in renewable energy. She previously worked in investment banking at J.P. Morgan.

Email: clzhang@mit.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucy-zhang-b924b639


ivy willYams

marketing/communications director

Ivy is a first-year MBA candidate at MIT Sloan and is focusing on the energy transition from traditional energy sources towards low-carbon alternatives. Ivy previously worked in an engineering role at Shell in both Australia and India. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Email: ivy@mit.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivy-willyams

kevin schell

content director

Kevin Schell is a first year Leaders in Global Operations fellow pursuing an MBA through the Sloan School of Management and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Rice University and worked at the Houston Office of McKinsey & Company. As a Luce Scholar, he spent a year in Thailand where he worked at the Ministry of Energy and helped develop renewable power targets. Most recently, Kevin was the Pricing Manager at Unison Energy, which develops small-scale cogeneration power plants under a PPA structure.

Email: kschell@mit.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-schell-61b53026

Chinedu Onyeizu

content director

Chinedu Onyeizu is a Sloan Fellow MBA candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management. In 2002, he obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) degree from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri in Nigeria. He started his career in the energy industry as a researcher with the Gas research group of the Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF) - Nigeria. In 2007, he left PTDF for Chevron Nigeria Limited and progressed in his career to become a technology solution manager in 2016. He took a study leave  in 2016 to pursue his MBA studies at MIT.

Email: onyeizuc@mit.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chinedu-onyeizu-2a990355

Caroline Liu

content director

Caroline is a third-year at MIT pursuing a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering. As a researcher in the Laboratory for Bio-Inspired Interfaces, she is sponsored by Lockheed Martin to develop a light-emitting, sensitive coating that can be used to detect structural failures in offshore energy structures. She has presented her work at the C3E Women in Energy conference and has been featured in MITEI’s Energy Futures magazine. Previously, as a summer analyst at Accenture’s Institute for High Performance, she analyzed potential applications of machine learning to R&D and management issues in the energy, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries.

Email: caroxliu@mit.edu

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroxliu