John Romankiewicz is also known as Sustainable John, or “Susty” for short. As an MS/MPP candidate in the Energy & Resources Group and Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, Romankiewicz focuses on solving energy and environmental challenges. In 2015, he was co-president of the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative and a leader of the Cleanweb Berkeley community, through which he organized clean energy hackathons on campus. Prior to grad school he lived in Beijing, New York, DC, and Berkeley working as an analyst for a range of organizations including Bloomberg New Energy Finance, State Department, and Berkeley Lab.
Romankiewicz graduated from Northwestern University in 2006 with a BS in Materials Science and Engineering. He was a 2007 Fulbright Scholar in China, where he made the popular video blog China’s Green Beat. When he’s not studying, he is working on his food bike (Jian Bing Johnny’s) and honing his eco-raps.