Jakob Wilford-Bivin graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and a minor in Sustainability Studies. He has been interested in environmental issues since he learned about acid rain at the age of 11. As the capstone project for his undergraduate career, Jakob analyzed the economic feasibility, long-term supply limitations and the ability to meet demand of solar photovoltaic energy systems. During an internship in his undergraduate career, he worked on a rainwater catchment project, for which he was the primary data collector and analyst. As a part of his minor, he analyzed solar feasibility and microgrid design for a cohousing site under several demand and energy storage scenarios. At the Bren School, Jakob is specializing in Energy and Climate, with a focus on renewable energy and sustainable energy systems. His goal is to aid in making energy systems more resilient, sustainable and reliable.