Leslie Nelson

Position Title
Graduate Student Researcher

Energy Graduate Group
Energy Systems


Leslie is pursuing a Master's in Energy Systems in the UC Davis Energy Graduate Group. Her research includes the implementation of building equipment fault detection software as part of continuous commissioning and examining energy loads in buildings when unoccupied. Leslie graduated from UCLA in 2017 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a focus on Energy & Environment. After graduating, she led efforts to support the California utility Codes & Standards Program, including leading education and outreach campaigns to improve compliance with the Appliance Efficiency Regulations, supporting a national efficient appliances market transformation program, and overseeing the testing of large central heat pump water heaters.