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Jake Whitcomb

Fellow, MIT Systems Design & Management

Greater Boston Area
Environmental Services
  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
  2. U.S. Department of Energy,
  3. Environmental program design
  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Systems Engineering

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Graduate Research Assistant

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
(1 year 6 months)Webster Research Group

Modeling and simulation of advanced power grid technologies with a focus on optimal control for energy storage devices and renewable energy integration

Program and Management Analyst, Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation

U.S. Department of Energy
(3 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area

Analysis of new and evolving energy markets and technologies to help inform the Department's activity and investment portfolios

Independent Consulting

Environmental program design
(3 years)

- 1% for the Planet: Environmental programs; communications; technology; marketing
- ignition inc.: Environmental events program design
- The Coca-Cola Company: Global Green Events Guidelines, Live Positively initiative
- Glacéau: Carbon Guru, GlacéauGood team
- Nothing But Nets: Event marketing carbon footprint management
- Conventions Industry Council: Committee Co-Chair, APEX/ASTM Standards for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings

Co-founder, Products Director

Brighter Planet
(3 years)

Launching consumer products and web services to help build community-based renewable energy projects across the U.S.


FreshTracks Capital
(4 months)

incubating Brighter Planet, a class project- turned start-up; research on voluntary carbon markets; business and product plan analysis


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Master of Science in Engineering and Management, Systems Engineering

Systems Design & Management Fellow in the Engineering Systems Division with a focus on energy systems

Activities and Societies: MIT Electricity Student Research Group; 2012 MIT Sustainability Summit organizer

Middlebury College

Bachelor of Arts, Economics (stats + econometrics focus)

Activities and Societies: Captain Middlebury Ski Team (2004-2006), Academic All American (2004-2006)


Norwegian high-school equivalent


  • Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Product Management
  • System Architecture
  • Energy Markets
  • Energy
  • Digital Media
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Systems Engineering
  • Matlab
  • Competitive Dynamics
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Operations Research
  • Optimization
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  1. Norwegian

  2. Matlab

    Full professional proficiency
  3. Python

  4. GAMS

    Professional working proficiency


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