Grant Mandigora graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with a Bachelor of Social Science in organizational psychology for his undergraduate studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in marketing management from the University of South Africa (UNISA) for his post- graduate studies. More recently he worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)/U.K. Trade and Investment (UKTI) as a regional trade coordinator and operations board member looking after the energy sector. This work entailed providing market research and government relations advice to leading U.K. energy companies that were looking to trade/invest in the Southern Africa region. At Yale, Grant focused his MA studies on energy policy. Over the summer, Grant interned for the Independence Institute—a think tank based in Denver, Colorado. He researched the possibility of Retail Electricity Competition (REC) in Colorado and its impact on electricity prices as well as the abuse of federal and state laws by a monopoly utility. Grant’s study was published and referenced by several newspapers, and an op-ed was published and quoted by leading Colorado newspapers. In his final semester, Grant worked with another leading think tank in Denver, Colorado on assessing whether the federal government receives a “fair rate of return” from oil and gas production onshore. Throughout his time at Yale, Grant was actively involved in extra-curricular activities including being a teaching fellow, a graduate residence coordinator, a member of the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) and working on a Holocaust archiving project among others. Grant looks forward to continuing his work in energy policy after graduation.