Amir is a third-year joint degree candidate at Yale with a focus on the intersection of energy systems and capital markets. In his first two years at Yale, he was a Graduate Research Assistant at CBEY as a member of the Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion studies and Renewable Thermal Technologies projects. In addition to his work at CBEY, Amir served as a Teaching Fellow for the Natural Capital, Energy Systems Analysis, and Renewable Energy Project Finance courses.
This past summer, Amir worked as a summer Associate at Rabobank North America Wholesale, where he assisted in structuring and executing over 800 MW of renewable wind, solar, and biomass energy projects with commitments in excess of $1.3 billion. In his first year, Amir was a a summer Associate at the New York Green Bank, a $1 billion state-sponsored specialized financial entity. In this role, he worked with the Green Bank team to invest over $55 million in clean energy projects in order to facilitate the deployment of over 27MW of clean energy capacity in the form of wind energy and battery storage.
Prior to coming to Yale, Amir worked as an Analyst in the New Zealand Direct Investment Team at the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. While at the NZSF, he worked on a number of transactions, with a particular focus on the natural resources sector. Amir holds an AB in Physics, and Italian and European Studies from Duke University, where he was a member of Robertson Scholars Program Class of 2012. Amir is a Kiwi by way of Iranian descent, and as such, he is an avid fan of Rugby, Pineapple Lumps, and Medieval Persian poetry.