Jennifer Lee Tracy

Jennifer Lee Tracy
(503) 302-8436 | PO Box 1272, HOOD RIVER, OR 97031 | [email protected]
PROFILE International Research and Development: Ten years experience in Latin America, Asia and Africa co-­‐managing fieldwork and development projects, and implementing program design, monitoring & evaluation research. Strengths: Research design & methodology; Data collection: focus groups, interviews, surveys, workshops and training programs; Quantitative and qualitative statistical analyses; Technical and non-­‐technical written and verbal communications; Project design, implementation and management; Working and living in transitional environments; Collaborating within culturally diverse contexts with governments, NGOs, research agencies, and local communities. Global Awareness: Experience co-­‐managing and assisting in development projects & field research in Latin America (Guatemala and Nicaragua), Asia (Thailand, Burma, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan) and Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal, Mali and Ghana). Language Proficiency: Spanish (3), Thai (1), Swahili (1), French (1) EDUCATION Humboldt State University M.S. Environmental Systems – Energy, Policy and Technology, GPA 4.0 2010 University of Washington B.A. Environmental Anthropology & Psychology (majors) Environmental Studies (minor), GPA 3.86 RELEVANT EXPERIENCE 2003 iiDevelopment, GmbH Energy Access Research & Development Specialist ! Development impact research management ! Market research ! Energy access program development 2014 -­‐ International Finance Corporation & World Bank Group 2010 -­‐ 2013 Lighting Africa (Global) Program, throughout Africa and India Research Consultant ! Co-­‐lead the design and implementation of development impact research ! Co-­‐lead monitoring & evaluation research ! Conduct data collection & analysis, generate research reports and presentations ! Collaborate with international companies, government energy agencies, and local development organizations to design and implement field research to improve energy access ! Train and monitor field staff to carryout in-­‐country research ! Led the market development and quality assurance field research based in Africa Schatz Energy Research Center; California, USA 2008 -­‐ 2010 Graduate Student Research Assistant ! Assessed the respiratory health impacts of kerosene lighting upon vulnerable populations for the Lumina Project, LBNL, conducting laboratory and field experiments Jennifer Lee Tracy
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Evaluated the potential for solid-­‐state lighting technology to serve as an affordable substitute for fuel-­‐based lighting in Kenya for the Lighting Africa Program, IFC Performed quality control tests on modern off-­‐grid lighting products Appropriate Power; California, USA Renewable Power Systems Design Associate 2008 -­‐ 2009 Humboldt State University; California, USA 2009 Teaching Assistant Border Green Energy Team (BGET); Thailand 2007 -­‐ 2008 Project Assistant ! Aided in the training and application of appropriate technologies: micro-­‐hydro, biogas, solar systems, in minority communities along the Thai/Burma border. Teufel Nursery; Washington, USA Manager’s Assistant 2006 -­‐ 2007 Center of Spanish Studies Pop Wuj; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 2005 -­‐ 2006 Project Co-­‐manager ! Led the development of a small-­‐business for local women to sell plant seedlings ! Constructed fuel-­‐efficient stoves in rural villages ! Co-­‐managed the construction of a community greenhouse Leopando Farm; Buenavista, Bohol, Philippines (US-­‐based) Sustainable Farm Project Consultant 2004 -­‐ 2005 Solar Living Institute; California, USA Intern 2004 Environmental Careers Organization, Project YES; Colorado, USA Environmental Educator 2003 National Park Service, Mt. Rainier National Park; Washington, USA Biological Technician PUBLICATIONS & REPORTS 2001 Tracy, J., P. Alstone, K. Gauna, A. Jacobson, E. Mills. 2014. “Setting Off-grid Illumination Targets:
Lighting Requirements, Technology, User Needs, and Affordability.” Lighting Global & The Lumina Project
Report (working draft).
Tracy, J., P. Alstone, K. Gauna, A. Jacobson, E. Mills. 2014. “Minimum standards for household lighting in
off-grid regions throughout Africa: End-user feedback on an essential part of energy access development.”
Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (pending submission).
Tracy, J., P. Alstone, A. Jacobson, E. Mills and P. Avato. 2014. “Low Cost LED Flashlights and Market Spoiling in Kenya’s Off-­‐Grid Lighting Market.” Energy Efficiency (in review). Bruderle, A., J. Tracy and K. Reiche. 2013. “Research Program on Social & Economic Impacts of PicoPV Systems,” (Concept Note). World Bank Group. Bruderle, A., J. Tracy and K. Reiche. 2013. “State of Knowledge of PicoPV Impacts.” World Bank Group. Tracy, J. and E. Mills. 2012. “LED lighting beneficial for the developing world.” World Poultry, Vol. 28, Jennifer Lee Tracy
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No. 1, pp 32-­‐33. Tracy, J. 2012. “Rechargeable Battery Availability: Consumer access.” Lighting Africa, Market Intelligence Note, September 2012. Tracy, J. and A. Jacobson. 2012. “The True Cost of Kerosene in Rural Africa.” Lighting Africa, April 2012. Tracy, J. 2011. “Lighting Africa Field Research in Support of Quality Assurance: Results from consumer feedback about quality label design, minimum lighting levels, and priority information for retail purchasing decisions.” Lighting Africa, June 2011. Tracy, J. and E. Mills. 2011. “Illuminating the Pecking Order in Off-­‐Grid Lighting: A Demonstration of LED Lighting for Saving Energy in the Poultry Sector.” Light & Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp 67-­‐76. Mink, T., P. Alstone, J. Tracy, and A. Jacobson. 2010. “LED Flashlights in the Kenyan Market: Quality Problems Confirmed by Laboratory Testing.” Lighting Africa Report. World Bank Group & International Finance Corporation. Tracy, J., A. Jacobson, and E. Mills. 2010. "Assessing the Performance of LED-­‐Based Flashlights Available in the Kenyan Off-­‐Grid Lighting Market." Lumina Project Research Note #6. <http://light.lbl.gov/pubs/rn/lumina-­‐rn6-­‐torch-­‐test.pdf> Tracy, J., A. Jacobson, and E. Mills. 2010. "Use Patterns of LED Flashlights in Kenya and a One-­‐Year Cost Analysis of Flashlight Ownership." Lumina Project Research Note #5. <http://light.lbl.gov/pubs.html> Tracy, J., P. Alstone, A. Jacobson, and E. Mills. 2010. "Market Trial: Selling Off-­‐Grid Lighting Products in Rural Kenya.” Lumina Project Technical Note #6. <http://light.lbl.gov/pubs.html> Tracy, J., A. Jacobson, and E. Mills. 2009. “Quality and Performance of LED Flashlights in Kenya: Common End User Preferences and Complaints.” Lumina Project Research Note #4. <http://light.lbl.gov/pubs.html> Johnstone, P., J, Tracy and A. Jacobson. 2009. “Pilot Baseline Study Report: Market Presence of Off-­‐Grid Lighting Products I the Kenyan Towns of Kericho, Brooke, and Talek.” Lighting Africa Report. World Bank Group & International Finance Corporation. TECHNICAL SKILLS Computer: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Matlab Statistical Analysis; K-­‐graph; Abdobe, Website development MEMBERSHIPS & COMMITTEES !
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Graduate Admittance Committee, Humboldt State University Voting Committee Member Humboldt Energy Independence Fund, Humboldt State University Committee Member 2008-­‐2010 Renewable Energy Student Union; Humboldt State University HONORS, AWARDS & GRANTS !
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Environmental Protection Agency P3 Award (member of receiving team); $75,000 Association of American Women, Career Development Grant; $11,994 Environmental Protection Agency P3 Award (member of receiving team); $10,000 Captain Planet Foundation; $500 Magna Cum Laude, University of Washington 2010 2009 2009 2006 2003 Jennifer Lee Tracy
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National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduates Award 2002 Dean’s List, University of Washington 2000 -­‐2002