CleanTX Student Profiles and Research

Contact these talented students with opportunities in the cleantech space — see their experience and interests for more information.

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Aaron Jones

LinkedIn, Resume

Program: M.S. Energy and Earth Resources, Jackson School of Geoscience, University of Texas at Austin

Graduation Date: May 2020

Undergrad +Experience:

B.A. in Earth Science (Vassar College), Research Analyst at Georgia Institute of Technology

Career Interests/Seeking: Research Analyst within the energy sector with a focus on renewable energy and policy

AJ Zorn

LinkedIn, Resume

Program:  MBA, University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, cleantech concentration

Graduation Date:  May 2019

Undergrad + Experience:  Texas A&M mechanical engineering; 11 years as United States Air Force civil engineer

Career Interests/Seeking:  Utility and C&I energy strategy and program development

Quote:  “A chance assignment in an Air Force base energy office ignited a passion for energy management in me that continues to burn to this day.  I enjoy listening to client needs and aligning them with the best the industry has to offer.”

Claire Austin


Program: MBA, University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, Cleantech concentration

Graduation Date: May 2020

Undergrad + Experience: Georgetown University foreign relations with environment focus; work history in distributed renewables and philanthropy sector.

Career Interests/Seeking: Origination or project finance role at a renewable energy developer or utility leader in VRE integration

Quote: “Coming to McCombs and coming to Texas was exciting for me because I was looking for insight into the oil and gas sector as well as Texas’ deregulated energy market. I hope to use the skills I learn to make clean energy accessible and affordable for everyone.”

Cody Hoffman


Program:  Dual Degree Candidate, Master of Business Administration, McCombs School of Business/Master of Energy and Earth Resources, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin

Graduation Date: May 2019

Undergrad + Experience: BA in Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin. 7 years serving as a Marine Officer, Summer Associate with Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Career Interests/Seeking: Project management/new strategy development in the renewables or utility space.

Heather Rose

LinkedInResume, Research

Program: M.S. Energy & Earth Resources, Jackson School of Geoscience, University of Texas at Austin, water conservation focus

Graduation Date: May 2020

Undergrad + Experience B.S. in Physics at UT Austin, Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Webber Energy Group,

Career Interests/Seeking: to work in onsite water treatment for reuse in industry application

Quote: “I work to make issues on water security a problem of the past.”

Nick Behling

LinkedInResume, Research

Program: M.S. Mechanical Engineering; McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University; energy and sustainability concentration

Graduation Date: June/September 2019 (Anticipated)

Undergrad + Experience B.S. Civil Engineering and recipient of the Sustainable Energy Systems Certificate, Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin; water- and wastewater-related engineering consulting, tutoring through Cockrell School of Engineering, research in Water-Energy Nexus through Webber Energy Group

Career Interests/Seeking: to work as an engineer in the energy sector (industry, consulting, R&D), primarily focusing on renewable/alternative energy

Quote: “Do you have a second to talk about how energy-intensive cryptocurrency mining is?”