Precourt Institute for Energy
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Managing Director for Energy 3.0, Precourt Institute for Energy
BioJim Chen is responsible for developing and managing Stanford Energy 3.0 engagements for corporations and other organizations that have an interest in Stanford’s research, faculty, and graduate students in energy and energy-related areas. He has a broad background in energy and technology, specializing in technology and product development. He has held technical positions at Lawrence Berkeley Labs, GTE Labs, and AT&T Bell Labs, and technology executive positions at both starts-ups and Fortune 500 companies, including FormFactor and Eaton. He received his PhD degree from MIT and his MS degree from the University of California, Berkeley both in materials science and engineering, and his BS degree from the University of California, Berkeley in electrical engineering.
Program Manager, Precourt Institute for Energy
BioJeff Decker is the program manager for Hacking for Defense and a member of the Stanford University Hacking for Defense teaching team. Jeff earned his doctorate in International Relations from Bond University in Australia, where he wrote his dissertation “Enhancing the Effectiveness of Private Military Contractors.” Outside of school, he has conducted research analysis in national security and international affairs as a RAND Corporation summer associate for two summers in D.C. Jeff’s current research focuses on the intersection of the defense and commercial sectors and the use of machine learning techniques for the analysis of military operations. Jeff served in the U.S. Army as a 2nd Ranger Battalion light infantry squad leader in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Associate Director, Operations, Precourt Institute for Energy
BioCarey deRafael oversees operations for the Precourt Institute for Energy and its related energy research centers. Carey works with the institute’s faculty co-directors and the other senior members to develop and implement strategic objectives. Carey represents the institute’s interests with other Stanford units and external organizations.
Previously, Carey was the Director of Finance and Administration at Signature Therapeutics, a startup initially founded on a Stanford invention that evolved into a pharmaceutical company. He was part of the initial team and was responsible for developing, leading and managing the company’s accounting, administrative, human resources, information technology, and facilities departments. Prior to that, Carey was with Stanford’s Office of Technology Licensing transferring Stanford inventions and intellectual property to industry for commercial development.
In addition to his professional association with Stanford, Carey is a Stanford alumnus. His wife, Bernadette, is the Director for Facilities and Hospitalities at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has supported the Stanford softball league with more than four hundred Stanford community players and serves as the league commissioner.
Communications/Writer, Precourt Institute for Energy
BioMark Golden's principal responsibility is to inform the public about energy research and education at Stanford through articles, press releases, the Internet, printed materials and presentation graphics, and by aiding reporters writing about energy. His focus is on economic and policy research. Mark began work at Stanford in 2011, when he joined the Precourt Institute's communications team.
Before coming to Stanford, Mark taught in the San Francisco public schools for several years, and he was a reporter for Dow Jones & Co. for 10 years, primarily covering the U.S. natural gas and power industries. Previously he worked in Kiev, Ukraine, editing a weekly news magazine on that country's economic and political development. He also worked for Columbia University writing on public health research.
Academic Research & Program Officer, Precourt Institute for Energy
Associate Director, Communications, Community Building and Outreach Programs, Precourt Institute for Energy
Current Role at StanfordAssociate Director, Communications, Community Building and Outreach Programs at the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy.
Marketing Specialist, Precourt Institute for Energy
BioArpita is a marketing specialist at the Precourt Institute for Energy. In this role she supports the communications and outreach efforts for current and upcoming Precourt programs. Prior to Stanford, Arpita worked in the advertising industry as a media planner and buyer where she developed and executed marketing campaigns across print, electronic and social media. Arpita holds a masters in Marketing Communications from the Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) in India and a bachelors in Statistics from Delhi University.
Office Administrator, Precourt Institute for Energy
BioFelicia Laje is an office administrator for the Department of Precourt Institute for Energy. She assists in updating databases, maintain office equipment and supplies, and other administrative tasks. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University and has worked in customer service environments. Felicia holds a BA in Broadcasting Electronic Communication Art and minor in Asian American Studies. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.