Avery is a Lecturer in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (Atmosphere/Energy Program) at Stanford University. She teaches CEE 107A/207A/EARTHSYS 103 Understanding Energy in the Fall and Spring quarters. She is the course liaison for CEE 107R/207R E^3: Extreme Energy Efficiency, an intensive week-long spring break course at Rocky Mountain Institute’s Innovation Center in Basalt, Colorado in Winter. She also serves as the Explore Energy Program Manager in the Precourt Institute for Energy, aggregating “everything energy” at Stanford (clubs, classes, research, jobs, majors) into a holistic web-based tool for all students interested in energy.

Avery has an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Atmosphere/Energy) from Stanford (2019) and a BS in Environmental Engineering from USC (2017). During her MS at Stanford, Avery served as the Teaching Assistant for CEE 107A/207A/EARTHSYS 103 Understanding Energy, CEE 63/263C Weather and Storms, and CEE 107R/207R E^3: Extreme Energy Efficiency. She was a Schneider Fellow at the Rocky Mountain Institute in summer 2019 in Boulder, Colorado, working on solar + battery storage microgrids for Puerto Rico in the Islands Energy Program. She has also held internships at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (groundwater depletion research with remote sensing data), Ramboll (environmental engineering consulting in their air practice), and the LA County Sanitation Districts (solar feasibility study for their facilities). In her spare time Avery loves to ski, climb, hike, camp, and spend time with friends and family.

Current Role at Stanford

Lecturer, Civil & Environmental Engineering • Instructor on the teaching team for Understanding Energy, offered in the Fall and Spring (CEE 107A/207A/EarthSys 103) and Summer (CEE 107S/207S) quarters. Stanford liaison for Extreme Energy Efficiency, offered in the Winter quarter during spring break (CEE 107R/207R) at Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center in Basalt, Colorado.

Explore Energy Program Manager, Precourt Institute for Energy • Managing the new Explore Energy student engagement program at the Precourt Institute for Energy, aggregating “everything energy” at Stanford (clubs, classes, research, jobs, majors) into a holistic web-based tool for all students interested in energy.

Education & Certifications

  • MS, Stanford University, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Atmosphere/Energy) (2019)
  • BS, University of Southern California, Environmental Engineering (2017)
  • Engineer-In-Training, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (Environmental) (2017)
  • LEED Green Associate, US Green Building Council (2014)

Work Experience

  • Schneider Fellow, Islands Energy Program, Rocky Mountain Institute (June 24, 2019 - September 13, 2019)

    Defined & prioritized critical facilities across Puerto Rico, modeled load profiles for 36 critical facility types, and sized solar + storage microgrid systems using HOMER. Summarized the market for renewable microgrids in Puerto Rico for increased energy resilience.


    Boulder, Colorado

  • Terrestrial Hydrology Intern, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (June 12, 2017 - August 17, 2017)

    Modeled variations in CA groundwater storage during the 2011-15 drought and 2016-17 recovery period by integrating NASA GRACE satellite total water storage data, surface water reservoir in-situ data, modeled soil moisture data, and modeled snow data.


    Pasadena, CA

  • Air Quality Associate Intern, Ramboll (May 23, 2016 - August 5, 2016)

    Worked on projects developing greenhouse gas emission inventories, calculating emission factors using EMFAC, testing and estimating volatile organic compound emissions, and preparing hazardous waste reportable quantities for ten different clients.


    Irvine, CA

  • Student Energy Recovery Engineer, LA County Sanitation Districts (June 1, 2015 - August 13, 2015)

    Created a solar energy implementation plan, evaluating feasibility at 15 District facilities by leveraging data, ArcMap, and site visits.


    Whittier, CA

All Publications

  • 100% clean and renewable Wind, Water, and Sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for 53 towns and cities in North America SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND SOCIETY Jacobson, M. Z., Cameron, M. A., Hennessy, E. M., Petkov, I., Meyer, C. B., Gambhira, T. K., Maki, A. T., Pfleeger, K., Clonts, H., McEvoy, A. L., Miccioli, M. L., von Krauland, A., Fang, R. W., Delucchi, M. A. 2018; 42: 22–37