HAYLEY MCCURDY

M.A. Environmental Studies

CONCENTRATION: ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT (UPENN ’20)

B.A. Political Science

MINOR: BUSINESS AND JOURNALISM  (TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY) 

Hayley McCurdy is a second-year graduate student in the Masters of Environmental Studies program where she is concentrating on Environmental Sustainability and Energy Management. She holds a B.A in Political Science with minors in Business and Journalism from Texas Christian University.

Hayley is passionate about supporting high impact startups seeking to tackle climate change. As a Summer Associate at Energy Impact Partners, Hayley worked on quantifying the fund-level impact of EIP’s portfolio companies through carbon accounting.

The passion behind her current studies roots from her year-long work experience in the Dominican Republic where she started a solar lending program at a microfinance institution. She learned that with access to electrification and clean energy financing solutions, small-business entrepreneurs in the Dominican Republic are able to grow their business and shrink their carbon footprint: a strategy that can be used across all cultures and businesses.

As the IGEL Communications Coordinator, Hayley enjoys learning from thought leaders in the world of corporate sustainability. Aside from academics, Hayley loves to backpack, horseback ride, swing dance, and ski in her home state of Colorado.