Parker Wild

MPA, Domestic Policy
School of Public and International Affairs
Class of 2023

Parker is a second year MPA student from Brunswick, Maine, studying energy policy. His interests include grid decarbonization and policies designed to accelerate the United States’ transition to a net-zero economy.

As a graduate fellow with the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative, Parker performed two years of rotations in the federal government between the first and second year of his MPA program. While at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, he contributed to a study on the adoption of distributed energy resources in the United States and helped communities develop strategies to procure renewable energy. Most recently, Parker worked for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he coordinated a subgroup of the National Climate Task Force focused on identifying innovations in data and analytics to help policymakers track the energy transition.

Prior to SPIA, Parker interned for Senator Angus King of Maine and developed software for a startup trying to reduce HVAC energy consumption. He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University’s Department of Computer Science.