SIPA Energy Association

Who We Are

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

2018 SEA Board

Simone Kramer


Alejandro Valdez


Miguel Angel Castano Martin


Sophie Robert


Will Han Xia

Director of Alumni Relations

Rodrigo Inurreta

Director of Competitions

Alberto Morales

Co-Director of Events

Even Kvelland

Co-Director of Events

Hiroyuki Yamagata

Co-Director of Communications and Operations

Ben Gionet

Co-Director of Communications and Operations

Lara Younes

Co-Director of Women in Energy

Katie Choi

Co-Director of Women in Energy

Xijin Zhao

Co-Director of External Outreach

Esteban Angel

Co-Director of External Outreach

Hao Wang

Membership Director

Scott Belding

Symposium Team

Yicun Tang

Symposium Team

Amaury Normand

Symposium Team

Our Members

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