2013-2014 GSC Officers


Caleb Waugh

Caleb Waugh is a MSc student in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and previously completed a MSc at MIT in Technology and Policy. Passionate about realizing a sustainable energy future that is informed by the best available science, economics, policy, and business strategies, his research at MIT has ranged from developing advanced integrated energy, economic, policy and environmental models to study energy and climate policy impacts, to plasma physics and inertial confinement fusion energy. Prior to MIT he received his B.S in Electrical Engineering and B.A. in Philosophy with Honors from Brigham Young University. He has previously served as Co-President of the MIT Energy Club, Sponsorship Director of the MIT Energy Conference, and has been an active leader in the national student energy movement. A native of Colorado, he enjoys mountaineering, biking, sailing, basketball, jazz, and the performing arts.

Vice President

Alex Guo

Alex Guo is a third year PhD student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at MIT. She received her B.S. with honors from UC Berkeley in 2010 and S.M. from MIT in 2012, both in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Alex is a NDSEG research fellow and she works for Prof. del Alamo in the Microsystems Technology Laboratories at MIT. She is currently investigating the physics of breakdown voltage in GaN power electronics. Alex has previously served as the GSC Activities Committee Co-Chair (2012-2013) and GSC Grad Gala Chair (2011-2012). In her spare time, Alex enjoys hanging out with friends, eating out, dancing, and practicing power yoga.


Parth Trivedi

Parthsarathi is a first year S.M. candidate in the department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at MIT. He received his B.S. from Purdue University in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, specializing in astrodynamics. He currently works in the Alternative Fuels Research Group, within the Laboratory for Aviation & the Environment at MIT. Parth assesses the most optimum use of scarce renewable resources with respect to environmental and economic trade-offs. Outside of MIT, Parth has served as a research intern in the Office of the Adviser to the Prime Minister of India for Public Information, Infrastructure and Innovations. In his spare time, Parth enjoys playing golf and tennis, sailing, rowing, playing the Tabla, painting and writing poetry.


Chris Smith

A first-year PhD Student in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Chris’s research focus is energy policy and economic development. He is an Energy Fellow under the MIT Energy Initiative, and he has been on the organizing committees of the MIT Clean Energy Prize and the MIT Energy Conference. Prior to MIT, Smith worked as a political organizer with various state and federal political campaigns. Later, he worked as a political analyst for the American Association for Justice. Chris has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from MIT and Cornell. He is from Alexandria, Virginia and lives in Tang Hall.