Zach Ratner is a third-year joint degree student at the Yale School of Management (SOM) and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (FE&S). He graduated from Northwestern University where he majored in American Studies with a concentration in energy and sustainability and has focused his career on the intersection of clean energy markets, policy, and finance. Prior to graduate school, Zach worked most recently at Cypress Creek Renewables in San Francisco, where he was focused on launching the company’s community solar efforts across Illinois, Maryland, New York, and Texas. He joined Cypress after spending three years in Washington DC at an energy market and policy consulting firm, helping clients confront transformational trends in the U.S. and global energy sector.

While at Yale, he has served as Co-President of the SOM Energy Club, a teaching fellow for Renewable Energy Project Finance, and a graduate affiliate for Pierson College, and has spent his summers interning with Tesla Energy and CohnReznick Capital.