School: University of Michigan- Ann Arbor (alumnus)
Areas of Study: Program in the Environment and Political Science
Chris Detjen is excited to join Expedition Copenhagen as an advisor on policy, campaigns, and strategic partnerships. He is a 2008 graduate of the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, where he helped found the Michigan Student Sustainability Coalition. He currently works as Program Development Manager at the NextEnergy Center in Detroit, Michigan. At NextEnergy, Chris tracks and pursues public and private funding opportunities for renewable energy technology development. In addition to his funding development work, he serves as one of NextEnergy’s leads in analyzing and influencing energy policy. Previously, Chris interned at the German Energy Agency in Berlin, Germany and the Pew Environment Group in Washington, DC. He attended the COP 14 talks in Poznan, Poland last December through the SustainUS Agents of Change program.
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