SIPA Energy Association (SEA)

Why Join?

We're one of Columbia University's largest and most active graduate student associations.
Go to Symposium


The Columbia Energy Symposium brings together more than 400 students, academics, executives, and policymakers to explore and advance our insights into today’s challenging energy questions.

Go to Treks


SEA leads networking Treks to San Francisco, CA and Houston, TX each year to engage with Columbia University alumni and energy industry thought-leaders.

Go to Competitions


SEA members have won case competitions sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and leading universities across the U.S.

Go to Events


SEA hosts a number of weekly events, from brown bag lunches to happy hours to skills workshops. SEA members also volunteer throughout New York City.

Our Mission

We're industry agnostic.
SEA = education + networking + advocacy

SEA is a student-run organization dedicated to building relationships among SIPA students and energy sector practitioners in the field. In tandem with industry leaders, SEA further endeavors to educate SIPA students about professional opportunities in energy and to foster information-sharing that complements SIPA's curriculum in Energy and Environment. SEA's diverse membership brings a variety of professional backgrounds to the organization. Its student members are enrolled in a number of Columbia University programs and SIPA concentrations, including energy, finance, environmental policy, development, sustainability and security. SEA's members look forward to careers in fields that will directly impact the world's energy future.

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Our Team

2017 SEA Executive Board

Diego Hentschel


William XU


Astha Ummat


Our Members

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