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MS in Energy Systems Management (ESM) co-hosted a USF Energy Speaker Series with Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) at USF’s downtown campus with Noel Crisostomo and Francesca Wahl. The moderator was Jessica Pernod, MS in Energy Systems Management, class of ’20.

Noel Crisostomo is an Air Pollution Specialist leading transportation electrification and grid integration policy at the California Energy Commission. In this role he coordinates regulatory, technology assessment, incentive design, and forecasting efforts for plug-in electric vehicle charging. Previously, Noel was lead utilities regulatory analyst at the California Public Utilities Commission, where he managed investor-owned utility design of electric vehicle programs in dynamic rates, charging infrastructure, the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, and demonstrations leveraging electric vehicles as grid resources. Noel also has experience from Rocky Mountain Institute, San Diego Gas & Electric, and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in energy science and policy from the Earth Systems Program at Stanford University.

Francesca Wahl is the Senior Associate of Business Development and Policy at Tesla. She is an experienced energy and environment professional with a strong client management, policy analytics, advocacy and research background and the ability to explain complex issues in clear and comprehensive manner using advanced verbal and written communication skills. She is passionate about making a difference, underscoring the business case for sustainability and pushing the limit to develop new policies that will ease the transition to a clean energy future.

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