SAFE Announces 2021-2022 Class Of Energy Security Fellows

Washington, D.C.— Today, SAFE announced 19 new Fellows will join its 2021-22 Energy Security Fellows Program. The program, now running in its seventh consecutive year, provides the next generation of energy and national security professionals with access to high-level programming and networking opportunities.

Through a series of monthly conversations with subject-matter experts, the program aims to connect professionals and thought leaders who are passionate about advancing the national conversation on the future of American energy security.

SAFE’s Energy Security Fellows are selected each fall in a competitive application process. The Fellows traditionally participate in a Washington, D.C.-based dinner series that include roundtable discussions with leaders in these sectors. Due to the ongoing pandemic, however, these events have shifted online.

Past speakers have included members of SAFE’s Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC), which is co-chaired by General James T. Conway (Ret.), 34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps and Adam Goldstein, former Vice Chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises and Global Chair, Cruise Lines International Association.

The 2021-2022 Energy Security Fellows are:

Alon Chapovetsky, Post-Doctoral Appointee, Argonne National Laboratory

Aaron Flyer, Associate Attorney, Environmental Practice Group, Sidley Austin LLP

Alicia Porile, Staff Assistant, Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro

Katherine Ambrose, Professional Staff Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials

Andrew Bridson, Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Transportation

Michael Horder, Legislative Director, Congressman August Pfluger

Liza Reed, Research Manager for Low Carbon Technology Policy, Niskanen Center

Rahul Verma, Vice President of Analytics, Fractal Energy Storage Consultants

Justin Wilson, Manager, Federal Affairs, Cruise

Sam Mulopulos, Professional Staff Member/Technology Policy Advisor, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Matt Evers, Vice President of Operations, Association of Marine Corps Logisticians

Yuan Cheng Chua, MSc candidate, Northwestern University, Singapore Navy (former)

Matthew Hallex, Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses

Thomas Hale, Research Associate, Mineral Choices

Alemu Tadesse, Energy Analyst, FERC

Steven Dahlke, Senior Economist, Colorado Public Utilities Commission

Danielle Russo, Energy Innovation Analyst, A2 Systems Engineering Inc.

Griffin Smith, Climate Policy Analyst, GM

Sarah Bufano, Senior Consultant, Guidehouse

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SAFE enhances the nation’s energy security and supports our economic resurgence and resiliency, by advancing transformative transportation and mobility technologies and ensuring that the United States secures key aspects of the technology supply chain to achieve and maintain our strategic advantage.

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