Jackie Litynski joined Synapse in 2020 as a Research Associate. She is an experienced modeler, frequently using Excel to analyze cross-sector decarbonization; state energy use and emissions; and the environmental, economic, and social impact of fossil fuel projects. Ms. Litynski uses EnCompass to model the economics of power plants. Her work for Synapse has included in-depth analyses of the economics of nuclear power plants and research on the effectiveness of different electric vehicle policies.
Previously, she worked as a Research Assistant for UNC Chapel Hill Assistant Professor Evan Johnson, where she used Python to analyze the proportion of renewable energy programs that directly benefit low-income individuals and disadvantaged groups. For her senior capstone project, Ms. Litynski used the modeling tool AVERT to analyze the emissions impacts in North Carolina of various clean energy policies. She also has experience building dashboards in Excel and analyzing clean energy data with GIS software.
Ms. Litynski holds a BS in Environmental Science: Quantitative Energy Systems Track and a dual major in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.