Jacqueline Nguyen

Jacqueline Nguyen

Jacqueline Nguyen




Fellow Class

Issue Area

SVC Selected


Jacqueline is in her third­ year studying Molecular Toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley. She has a strong interest in anything and everything related to energy, cleantech, public policy, and the environment. Before attending college, she lived in South Korea for three years, where she worked with North Korean refugees and was involved in starting a library in her mother’s rural hometown in the Philippines. Her experiences overseas have allowed her to appreciate different cultures as well as understand their hardships. Jacqueline co­founded Energant, a company delivering thermoelectric technology integrated into clean­burning cookstoves to the developing world. Her aim is to allow individuals to convert the waste heat from their cooking fires into enough electricity to power small devices such as lights and cellphones. She lives by Gandhi’s saying: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Jacqueline likes to discover scenic views on a tandem bike and learn about the places she travels to through spontaneous conversations with local people.