UW Major: Mechanical Engineering
When America's most populous state looks for solutions to climate change, energy security, and clean, renewable sources of energy, it turns to UW grad Anthony Eggert. Eggert serves as the Deputy Secretary for Energy Policy at the California EPA where he works on clean energy policy including energy efficiency, renewable energy and low-carbon fuels and vehicles. Previously, Eggert served as one of five commissioners on the California Energy Commission, developing policies for energy efficiency, transportation, climate change and renewable energy. He also serves on the boards of the University of California Energy Efficiency Center at Davis, the Alliance to Save Energy, the Energy Institute at Haas, the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at Berkeley and on a technical advisory Committee to the US Department of Energy.
Age: 38 | Davis, California
Deputy Secretary for Energy Policy, California EPA
But when he first came to the UW, he was less interested in government policy than in the way machines work. He entered the college of engineering, taking courses such as Engineering Design with Professor Frank Fronczak.