Alex Bandza, a Chicago native, was a Transatlantic Intern for the summer of 2007. His focus at Ecologic was on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. He currently studies Economics at Stanford University with a focus on environmental and energy issues. In the upcoming year, he will complete the Goldman Honors Program in Environmental Science, Technology, and Policy. Alex Bandza is fluent in English, has a working knowledge of German and a basic knowledge of Spanish.
Prior to his internship at Ecologic, Alex interned at Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C. in the winter of 2007, where he began his own research project focusing on the risk and regulatory connections between enhanced oil recovery and carbon capture and storage. In the summer of 2006, Alex interned at the Stanford Management Company in the Investment Responsibility division, where he researched environmental and energy issues as they relate to the enhanced financial metrics of corporations. With this research, he helped write the most recent “Fundamental Principles and Policies of Investment Responsibility” for the management of the Stanford endowment.
Past publications include the comparative policy analysis “Gone With the Wind? Understanding the Problems of Wind Energy Policy in the United States through the Successes of Denmark and Germany” and a piece on the regulatory failures that have accounted for the large amount of fly ash released in India.
Looking ahead, he is planning on attending law school in the U.S. within the next few years.