Energy Club Officers

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Matt Volkov


Matt helps the Energy Club execute on its strategic priorities. He supports club members in learning about the financial, economic, technological and regulatory drivers underlying energy industry trends and in exploring energy-related career opportunities. A Washington, D.C. native, he worked as a reporter and entrepreneur in New York City before enrolling in business school.

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Katherine Schultz


Katherine is responsible for managing the day-to-day transactions and the long term budget for the Johnson Energy Club. Prior to Cornell, she worked as an environmental consultant on construction and industrial sites, and interned for a solar developer specializing in floating solar. In her free time, Katherine enjoys outdoor activities and is an amateur beekeeper.


Anjan Mahrok

Cornell Energy Conference Chair

Anjan is responsible for organizing the Cornell Energy Connection, which gives Cornell students an opportunity to interact with top professionals in the energy industry. Anjan is passionate about renewable energy sector and looking to transition to it after her MBA. She enjoys hiking and dancing in her free time.


Emily Luscz

VP of Education

Emily's work ensures the Energy Club's educational program allows students to bridge key knowledge gaps and expand their horizons. Prior to Johnson, Emily worked as a geologist helping mining companies develop feasibility studies. She likes to hike and hang out with her dog Penny Lane.


Sathya Kakarla

VP of Marketing

Sathya leverages his role to communicate with club members and prospective students about learning, networking and career opportunities that exist in and outside Cornell. Prior to Johnson, Sathya worked in resources industry in both operational and business roles.

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Alex Hansen

International Chair

Alex serves as the International Chair and focuses on bringing an international perspective to the Energy Club’s educational and career-oriented offerings. Prior to Johnson, he worked for KPMG’s energy team located in Cologne.


Mark Romanelli

One-year AMBA Representative

Mark is responsible for encouraging active participation in energy discussions from the one-year MBA class. His current focus is driving future one-year MBA membership in the Energy Club and other campus organizations. Prior to Cornell, he worked as a business analyst at Pepco, an electrical utility serving the DC area.

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Arna Pálsdóttir

Cornell Energy Institute Liaison

Arna serves as a connection between the Energy Club and the Cornell Energy Institute. Her role is to help engage engineering students in the activities of the Energy Club as well as giving MBA students a scientific perspective on energy matters. Arna is a PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering, working with Prof. Jefferson Tester on sustainable mining of lithium for energy applications.