Sunset Over New York City

My name is Stephanie Shaw, and I am a Technical Executive at the Electric Power Research Institute. I provide technical insight and develop strategic research directions on a R&D portfolio covering environmental impacts of energy storage, fossil and renewable generation, deep decarbonization strategies and emerging energy technologies. This covers air, water, and health impacts; life cycle assessment; and sustainability aspects. I'm participating in #DayofScience to demonstrate the exciting range of earth and environmental science research opportunities available outside of academia. These days I'm no longer sampling and analyzing myself, but do get the occasional site visit to energy facilities. My main "field" work is traveling to educate utilities and stakeholders, and communicate project results and future R&D needs to working groups, domestic and international agencies.