Claire Wayner

Summer of 2020

Claire Wayner ’22, from Baltimore, Maryland, graduated in civil and environmental engineering major with Certificates in Sustainable Energy, Urban Studies, and Environmental Studies. She was active in sustainability and climate advocacy groups, including in her role as president of the Princeton Student Climate Initiative and chair of the Sustainability Task Force on Undergraduate Student Government, and was named a Udall Scholar in 2020. Wayner’s interests lie in the intersection of engineering, technology, and policy regarding the decarbonization of the global economy and the integration of renewable energy into electric power supplies. In summer 2019, she interned in the Office of Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission through a Princeton Internship in Civic Service, where she became intrigued by the role the federal government can and should play in greening the electric grid. Wayner is the 2020 Gilbert S. Omenn ’61 and Martha A. Darling MPA ’70 Scholar and interned at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Wayner received the CEE W. Mack Angas Prize, the SEAS James Hayes-Edgar Palmer Prize in Engineering and the Princeton Pyne Prize.