ESM Alumni

Class Recognition

Recent graduates of the Energy Studies Minor (ESM) are highlighted by class and (typically) shown receiving their certificates of completion during the annual certificate ceremony and reception held by ND Energy in their honor. Although this year's ceremony had to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the graduates of the class of 2020 are still being honored and celebrated with a special packet containing a letter from ESM Academic Advisor Peter C. Burns, a Certificate of Completion signed by the Dean of the College of Engineering and Prof. Burns, and (new this year) a tri-colored single cord that represents the successful completion of their studies in energy. The colors, which are navy, green, and white, were also chosen to represent ND Energy's mission to create a clean and sustainable energy future for all (green/white) in a responsible, yet powerful way (blue). 

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Alumni Network

Graduates of the Energy Studies Minor (ESM) are invited to join the ESM Alumni Network to keep abreast of energy-related research initiatives, educational programs, and other related events and activities at the University of Notre Dame.  As a network member, graduates will receive ND Energy's biannual newsletter and annual report, notifications of major events such as the annual Notre Dame Energy Week and Research Symposium, as well as invitations to promote the minor through personal quotes, presentations, and other promotional materials and events. 

ESM graduates may join the alumni network at anytime by completing the following form:

New Member Form

Current members may update their employment and contact information by completing the following form: 

Current Member Updates

Alumni Network Members
Last Name First Name Graduation Year Current Employment
Benavides Rodrigo 2018 Data Scientist
Sigma Alimentos, Monterrey, Mexico
Bergamotto Dante 2020 Technology Analyst
Morgan Stanley, New York City
Brown Jim 2014 Corporate Development Associate
Federal Signal Corporation 
Burke Rory 2018 Staff Engineer
Booz Allen Hamilton
Carillo Mike 2017 Audit Staff Assistant
Deloitte, New York 
Clancy Kevin 2019 Investment Banking Analyst
Lincoln International
Clarizio Tessa 2017 Junior Project Engineer
Nicholas O'Dwyer E4, Dublin, Ireland
Conrath Kirsten 2014 Commodity Risk Lead
Integrated Supply and Trading at BP
Darst Hannah 2013 Associate Project Manager
David Powers & Associates, San Jose CA
DeGrave Christopher 2016 Research Scientist
Albany Molecular Research, Inc. 
Duffy Edgar 2019 Associate
Stax, Inc., Chicago, IL
Eckmann Stefan 2016 Project Manager
NextEra Energy Resources (NEER)
Francesconi Madelyn 2020 Healthcare Consulting Analyst
Huron Consulting Group, Chicago, IL
Gazda Marc 2016 Owner
Gazda Urban Design Studio
Georgi Gracie 2019 Associate, Associate Development Program
Silicon Valley Bank
Herrmann Brian 2016 Structural Engineer
Burns & McDonnell
Hottinger Kevin 2019 Manufacturing Leadership Program
WR Grace, Columbia, MD
Isner Jordan 2020 Analyst
Dean Capital Investments Management, Washington, D.C.
Jen Sarah 2017 Supply Chain Finance Analyst
General Electric Renewables
Joyce Brian 2013 Scientist, Storm Surge Risk and Modeling
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Kay Patricia 2017 Environmental Assurance Engineer
The Lubrizol Corporation
Krah Kathleen 2015 Energy Modeling Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Leonard Joseph 2015 JD Candidate
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Maag Erik 2017 Analyst
Origination for Invenergy, Chicago
Matheny Austin 2018 Executive Director
St. Joseph County Democratic Party
McLaughlin Brady 2019 Implementation Services
Epic, Verona, WI
Metzler Christian 2016 Financial Analyst
Goldman Sachs
Mines Abby 2018 Associate, Consumer Banking Leadership Program
Discover Bank
Minor Kylie 2019 Graduate Development Program
BP Integrated Supply, Trading, Marketing, & Originations
Miram Alexander 2015 Chief of Staff
JustFoodForDogs
Prussack Kelly 2019 Military and Civil Space Engineer
PDP Program for Northrop Grumman, Azusa, CA
Reitz Dan 2014 Energy Engineer
Siemens Smart Infrastructure
Roddy Brian 2015 Consultant III
Utilities International
Ross Marisa 2019 Pending Responses from Employers
Schools Ryan 2017 Global Supply Manager
Tesla, Inc., Fremont, CA
Schultz Benjamin 2018 Chemical Engineer
Eastern Research Group, Inc. 
Sonsalla Tyler 2014 Ph.D. candidate, Louisiana Tech University
Photovoltaics and Waste Heat Scavenging 
Sperbeck Kala 2018 Accounting Associate
Acrisure LLC, Caledonia, MI
Stahl Melissa 2014 Senior Manager, Research & Advisory
The Health Management Academy, Arlington VA
Stoxen Wynn 2017 Project Engineer
Clark Construction, San Francisco, CA
Wayer Greyson 2014 Private Equity Associate
SkyKnight Capital
Zidar Declan 2018 Financial Analyst
Amazon, Seattle, WA