Kathleen Loa

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Assistant Policy Analyst; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office

Education

B.A. in chemistry, Oberlin College; M.P.P., University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy

Overview

Kathleen Loa is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. She has an M.P.P. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in chemistry from Oberlin College.

Loa has held internships at the National Renewable Energy Lab, Securing America's Future Energy, and the Alliance to Save Energy, researching alternative fuel use and VMT in the transportation sector. Prior to that, she worked on a number of presidential and state campaigns and volunteered abroad in India, Mexico, and France. Her interests include alternative fuel use and climate change, oil dependence and national security, financial markets, campaigns and elections, and science and technology policy.

Publications

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    Measuring the Resilience of Energy Distribution Systems

    Researchers develop a framework for measuring the resilience of energy distribution systems and summarize the state of metrics for resilience of the electric power, refined oil, and natural gas distribution systems.

    Apr 24, 2015