John Mikulin

John Mikulin

Specialist, Clean Energy & Climate Change at United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Government Administration

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John Mikulin's Overview

Current
Past
  • Graduate Fellow, Clean Energy & Climate Change Office at United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9
  • Chair, Environmental Policy Group (EPG) at University of California, Berkeley - Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP)
  • Member at UC Berkeley Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS)
  • Steering Committee Member at UC Berkeley Climate Action Partnership (CalCAP)
  • Delegate & Energy Efficiency Coordinator at UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly (GA)
  • Departmental Fellow at University of California, Berkeley - Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP)
  • Vice President of Public Policy at Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC)
  • Grant Committee Member at The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)
  • Policy Analyst, Electrified Vehicle Charging Project at Renewable & Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL)
  • BERC Innovative Solutions (BIS) Consultant, Biogas Policy Project at Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC)
  • Project Consultant, California Environmental Dialogue (CED) at California Council for Environmental & Economic Balance (CCEEB)
  • Project Associate, Bay Area Partnership (BAP) at California Council for Environmental & Economic Balance (CCEEB)
  • Project Manager, California Environmental Dialogue (CED) at California Council for Environmental & Economic Balance (CCEEB)
  • Guest Lecturer at San Jose State University
  • California NGO Delegate at Robert Bosch LLC & Daimler AG
  • California Stakeholder Delegate at General Motors
  • Project Assistant, California Environmental Dialogue (CED) at California Council for Environmental & Economic Balance (CCEEB)
  • Legislative Intern, Office of State Senator Jack O’Connell at California State Senate
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John Mikulin's Summary

I am an experienced environmental policy professional who is currently focused on federal air quality, energy and climate change program development and implementation in the western US.

Specialties:
• Stakeholder and decision maker outreach & communication.
• Stakeholder facilitation & mediation.
• Legislative & regulatory analysis.
• Policy statement development & publication.
• Technical oversight of voluntary emission reduction projects.
• Demonstration of innovative mobile source emission reduction technologies.
• Cost-benefit analysis of emission reduction technologies.
• National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) air quality and climate change review.
• Conference planning.
• Capital and project budgeting.

John Mikulin's Experience

Environmental Protection Specialist, Clean Energy & Climate Change Office

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

June 2011Present (3 years 4 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Currently working on US EPA’s efforts to address transportation and alternative energy deployment issues in the western US. Specific projects include: Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) implementation, West Coast Collaborative (WCC) stakeholder outreach and DERA grant project oversight, coordination of regional electric vehicle deployment, coordination of mobile source technology demonstration, assistance with regional biogas deployment, diesel emissions reduction technology cost-benefit assessment, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review.

Graduate Fellow, Clean Energy & Climate Change Office

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

June 2010May 2011 (1 year)

Completed a one-year fellowship through US EPA’s Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). Developed a multi-pollutant cost-benefit tool for assessing the effectiveness of selected diesel emissions reduction technologies deployed in California under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

June 2010May 2011 (1 year)

Served as Chair of the Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) Environmental Policy Group (EPG), which organizes activities and events for GSPP students, faculty, and alumni interested in environmental issues.

Member

UC Berkeley Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS)

May 2010May 2011 (1 year 1 month)

Served as the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly Appointee to the CACS, which advises the Chancellor of UC Berkeley on environmental and sustainability matters that directly pertain to the campus.

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

December 2009May 2011 (1 year 6 months)

Served as the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly Appointee to the CalCAP Steering Committee, which advises CalCAP research and provides a forum for stakeholders from across campus to submit input on greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategies. Under CalCAP, UC Berkeley has established its goal of reducing campus GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2014 (i.e., a 16% reduction from 2010 levels by 2014).

Delegate & Energy Efficiency Coordinator

UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly (GA)

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

September 2009May 2011 (1 year 9 months)

Served as a Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) Delegate to the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly (GA), and a Member of the GA Environmental Sustainability Committee. Authored the GA's energy efficiency policy, which recommends the reduction of energy consumption across all UC Berkeley campus buildings to 20% below 2009 levels by 2014, and offers operational guidance for achieving this target.

Download GA Energy Efficiency Policy - http://ga.berkeley.edu/files/delegates/2011-03-03/Resolution%201102g%20passed1.pdf

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2009May 2011 (1 year 10 months)

Received a Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) Departmental Fellowship to assist with my pursuit of a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree from the University of California, Berkeley (conferred May 2011).

Vice President of Public Policy

Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC)

January 2010December 2010 (1 year)

Served as the Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) Vice President for the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC). BERC is an organization whose mission is to connect, educate and engage UC Berkeley students to foster innovation and action on energy and resource management issues.

Grant Committee Member

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)

September 2009October 2010 (1 year 2 months)

Served as the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly Appointee to The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) Grant Committee, which allocates $250,000 per year in grant funding to eligible sustainability projects on the UC Berkeley campus.

Policy Analyst, Electrified Vehicle Charging Project

Renewable & Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL)

January 2010June 2010 (6 months)

Co-authored a RAEL policy brief entitled, Bay Area Electrified Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Options for Accelerating Consumer Access, which offers a suite of fiscal and policy mechanisms that seek to better align the process for electric vehicle charging station installation with existing policy timelines and vehicle consumer preferences.

Download Policy Brief & Press Release 6/10 - http://rael.berkeley.edu/node/667

BERC Innovative Solutions (BIS) Consultant, Biogas Policy Project

Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC)

September 2009February 2010 (6 months)

Co-authored a BERC policy brief entitled Methane Digesters: A Case for Cross-Media Environmental Decision Making. The statement focuses on practical public policy options that will allow regulatory agencies to assess the multi-media environmental benefits associated with proposed biomass projects, as well as to incorporate these findings into their permitting processes.

Policy Brief 2/10 - http://www.manuremanager.com/images/stories/berc_bisbiogascrossmedia210.pdf

Project Consultant, California Environmental Dialogue (CED)

California Council for Environmental & Economic Balance (CCEEB)

August 2009August 2009 (1 month)

Provided transitional training and facilitation support to the CED Project Manager.

Project Associate, Bay Area Partnership (BAP)

California Council for Environmental & Economic Balance (CCEEB)

January 2005July 2009 (4 years 7 months)

Assisted in planning & conducting monthly project meetings to solicit stakeholder input on regional air quality issues, regulatory research & analysis.

Participated in 20 stakeholder meetings/workshops hosted by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), and served on the BAAQMD Community Air Risk Evaluation (CARE) Task Force.

Project Manager, California Environmental Dialogue (CED)

California Council for Environmental & Economic Balance (CCEEB)

August 2004July 2009 (5 years)

Managed all critical project functions including: facilitation & agenda development for multi-sector stakeholder dialogue sessions on statewide environmental issues, development & publication of consensus-based policy recommendations, legislative/regulatory research & analysis, membership development, capital budgeting, foundation grant seeking & reporting.

Planned & facilitated 175 multi-sector dialogue sessions that collaboratively engaged business & environmental stakeholders, local, State & Federal Agency decision makers, and other top policy experts & researchers on California's most salient environmental policy issues (e.g. climate change, energy innovation, air quality & transportation, water resources, and land use/habitat conservation).

Co-authored & forged multi-sector consensus on 10 CED policy statements addressing: mobile source incentives, climate change & water management, goods movement emissions reduction, geographic information systems (GIS) & climate change scenario planning, voluntary accelerated vehicle retirement (VAVR), economic growth & habitat protection, vehicle inspection & maintenance programs, multi-sector environmental policy collaboration, park & water bond programs, and transportation fuel programs.

PUBLICATIONS - http://www.cedlink.org/publications.html

Principal Author:
Leveraging Mobile Source Emissions Reduction Resources (2010)
Climate Change & Water Management (2009)
Goods Movement Emissions Reduction Principles (2008)
Geographic Information Systems: Technology for a Changing Climate (2007)

Contributing Author:
Voluntary Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Program Principles (2006)
Economic Growth & Habitat Protection (2005)
A Recommendation to Remove The Thirty-Year Exemption from the Smog Check Program (2004)
An Invitation for Dialogue: A Letter to Governor-Elect Arnold Schwarzenegger (2003)
Propositions 12 & 13: A Status Report (2003)
The Importance of California's Reformulated Gasoline Program (2003)

Guest Lecturer

San Jose State University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

April 2009April 2009 (1 month)

Conducted a SJSU undergraduate lecture on environmental policy and corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues in California.

California NGO Delegate

Robert Bosch LLC & Daimler AG

September 2008September 2008 (1 month)

Served on a California Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) delegation to Robert Bosch LLC & Daimler AG headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany to discuss the impacts of California’s air quality & climate change policies on the design, marketing and production plans of the German automotive manufacturing industry.

California Stakeholder Delegate

General Motors

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; GM; Automotive industry

April 2008April 2008 (1 month)

Served on a California stakeholder delegation to GM headquarters in Detroit, Michigan to discuss the implications of California's air quality, climate change, and alternative fuel policies on the design and marketing plans associated with plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs).

Project Assistant, California Environmental Dialogue (CED)

California Council for Environmental & Economic Balance (CCEEB)

November 2002July 2004 (1 year 9 months)

Conducted membership outreach & communications, event/logistical planning, website & database management, word processing, IT & Macintosh technical support, reception, and clerical work.

Legislative Intern, Office of State Senator Jack O’Connell

California State Senate

Government Agency; 501-1000 employees; Legislative Office industry

January 2002June 2002 (6 months)

Performed constituent caseworker, agency outreach & communication, and legislative research & analysis in the district office of former State Senator Jack O’Connell.

Conducted interviews with senior legislative staff regarding the impacts of term limits on the California State Legislature. Applied legislative staff perspectives, additional research, and personal internship experiences to a senior thesis project entitled, Legislative Term Limits: Dependence & Self-Interest, which supported the reforms proposed in Proposition 45 (2002). Prop 45 would have provided voters the right to petition for term limit extensions of up to 12-years/4-terms for State Senators & 10-years/5-terms for State Assemblymembers, but failed passage by 7.9% in March 2002.

John Mikulin's Skills & Expertise

  1. Environmental Policy
  2. Air Quality
  3. Climate Change
  4. Electric Vehicles
  5. Diesel
  6. Biogas
  7. Renewable Energy
  8. Alternative Energy
  9. Sustainable Energy
  10. Program Management
  11. Policy Analysis
  12. Meeting Planning
  13. Public Policy
  14. Environmental Science
  15. Stakeholder Engagement
  16. Community Outreach
  17. Corporate Social Responsibility
  18. Energy Policy
  19. Strategy
  20. Government
  21. Leadership
  22. Environmental Issues

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John Mikulin's Education

University of California, Berkeley

Master of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP)

20092011

Relevant Coursework: Political Analysis & Agency Management, Climate Change & Public Health, Climate Change Impacts & Adaptation, Environmental Technology Policy, Energy & Society, Transportation Policy & Planning, Leadership & Strategy, Law & Public Policy, Microeconomics, Econometrics, and Decision Analysis.

Activities and Societies: GSPP Environmental Policy Group (EPG); Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC); Graduate Assembly (GA), Environmental Sustainability Committee; Cal Climate Action Partnership (CalCAP); Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS); The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF); UC Berkeley Campus Energy Efficiency Policy Development.

University of California, Santa Barbara

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science with Public Service Emphasis

19982002

Relevant Coursework: Public Administration & Public Policy, Environmental Policy & Economics, American Environmental History, Earth Systems History, Renewable Energy Technology, and Managerial Accounting.

Activities and Societies: Senior Thesis Project, March 2002 – Legislative Term Limits: Dependence & Self-Interest. Supported the reforms proposed in Proposition 45 (2002). Prop 45 would have provided voters the right to petition for term limit extensions of up to 12-years/4-terms for State Senators & 10-years/5-terms for State Assemblymembers, but failed passage by 7.9% in March 2002.

Lowell High School

Diploma, Secondary Education

19941998

Activities and Societies: Captain, Lowell High School Golf Team (1997 & 1998); Volunteer, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (1997); Contestant, American Institute of Architects Scale Modeling & Drafting Competition (1997); Member & Fall State Speaker, Junior Statesmen of America (1996).

John Mikulin's Additional Information

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Interests:

Professional/public policy interests include: criteria pollutant & greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mitigation, alternative transportation energy deployment, renewable energy deployment, multi-pollutant environmental cost-benefit assessment, and climate change adaptation. Personal interests include: movies, food & wine, golf, swimming, alpine skiing, hiking, bicycling, and fishing.

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Honors and Awards:

US EPA – Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance (OECA) Honor Award (2014)
US EPA – Superior Accomplishment Award (2012)
University of California, Berkeley – Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) Departmental Fellowship (2009)
University of California, Santa Barbara – Dean's Honors (2002)
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame – Inaugural Beau Venturi Scholarship Winner (1998)
Peoples/Coors Pro-Am – Scholarship Winner (1998)
San Francisco Academic Athletic Association – Boys Golf Champion (1998)

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