2014-2015 Luce Scholar

Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency Ministry of Energy Bangkok, THAILAND

Kevin Schell currently works within the Finance group of the Helmsley Charitable Trust as the foundation’s Management Reporting Associate where he has worked on developing systems and metrics to help improve the Trust’s ability to effectively support its programs. Kevin graduated from Rice University in 2011 with a degree in mechanical engineering. While at Rice, Kevin spent much of his time outside of the classroom in the pool with the men’s water polo team, helping to coordinate committees at his residential college (Brown), and volunteering in Rice’s admissions office. Kevin also looked for every opportunity to demonstrate his enthusiasm for his school and regularly painted up for the Owls’ home football games.

After graduating from Rice, Kevin joined McKinsey & Company’s Houston Office as a business analyst where he primarily worked with energy and industrial clients. During his time at McKinsey, Kevin was involved with recruiting and training new classes of business analysts.

In his free time, Kevin likes cooking, running, and listening to classic rock. He is also an avid fan of light British automobiles and mediocre professional sports teams. Kevin misses Texas BBQ and pecan pie, but has developed a love for bagel sandwiches since moving to New York.

The 2014-2015 Luce Scholar placement for Kevin Schell is at the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) of the Ministry of Energy in Bangkok, Thailand. The Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency is a knowledge-based organization working towards the goal of sustainable development of alternative energy and energy efficiency in Thailand. Formerly known as the National Energy Authority, DEDE was established under the National Energy Authority Act in January 1953. The mission of the DEDE is to develop, promote, and support sustainable and worthy energy consumption and production in each suitable areas; to develop commercial clean energy technology for exporting and domestic use and to build collaborative network for bringing the country into the knowledge based society with sustainable economic stability and social well being.