Jennifer Kalafut joined the CPUC as an analyst in the Energy Division in 2010. She has worked on energy procurement issues, including programs for Combined Heat and Power resources and Qualifying Facilities. Jennifer also was part of a team working to implement the State’s climate change mitigation policy goals, including the Cap-and-Trade Program, pursuant to Assembly Bill 32 (2006). In addition to power supply issues, Jennifer oversaw the development of energy demand-side analyses including a potential study for energy efficiency and general population surveys on energy efficiency saturation. Jennifer’s background is in international development and non-profit management. Prior to joining the CPUC, Jennifer was the Co-Director at an Oakland-based organization that advocates for the environmental and human rights of communities in the Global South. Before moving to the Bay Area, Jennifer spent several years working on international development policy in Washington, D.C. and from the Slovak Republic. She holds a Masters of Public Administration from Rutgers University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois. Jennifer currently lives in Oakland, where she enjoys gardening, new restaurants, and spending time with her family.