Alumni News Brief

Ashmore to receive national clean energy award

Applied math Ph.D. alum will be recognized later this month

Jacqueline Ashmore, Ph.D. '03

Jacqueline Ashmore, Ph.D. '03

Jacqueline Ashmore, Ph.D. '03, has been awarded the 2023 Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Social, Economic, & Policy Innovation Award. Ashmore, who earned a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), will be recognized at the C3E Annual Symposium later this month at MIT.

Since finishing her studies, Ashmore has spent more than 20 years working in clean energy and sustainability, with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). She is the Executive Vice President of Engineering at New Leaf Energy, a renewable energy company that develops energy storage, solar and wind power. She’s also on the board for multiple non-profit energy and environmental organizations that emphasize DEI, including New England Women in Energy and the Environment, and Browning the Green Space.

C3E aims to close the gender gap and increase the participation, leadership and success of women in working in clean energy. The initiative, led by the U.S. Department of Energy in collaboration with the MIT Energy Initiative, Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy, and the Texas A&M Energy Institute, recognizes mid-career women who demonstrate outstanding leadership and accomplishments in green energy.



Press Contact

Matt Goisman |