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First-Year Fellow Mentor: Jay Matson '91

FYF Mentor

Class of 2017 First-Year Fellow, Neil Kamath was mentored by Jay Matson during his internship at FERC.

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The First-Year Fellows program is a unique opportunity for first-year students to engage meaningfully in public policy early in their Dartmouth careers. Each year, around 20 students are selected and placed in fellowships with Dartmouth alumni in Washington, D.C., who are willing to take on a significant mentoring role.

"There are many reasons that I volunteer to serve as a mentor, but my primary motivation is the opportunity to help current students. I hope that experience at FERC will lead to other opportunities, educationally and professionally. In that way, I am trying to “pay it forward” to the next generation of Dartmouth students in return for all the help that Dartmouth alumni offered me when I was just starting out." -- Jay Matson '91

Jay Matson '91. First-Year Fellow Mentor since 2013.

Jay Matson '91 is an Attorney-Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the Office of Enforcement, Division of Investigations. He conducts investigations of alleged instances of non-compliance with FERC requirements. This Summer, Matson is serving as a mentor to Neil Kamath '17 through the First-Year Fellows Program.

Matson's career has been focused on energy and public utility issues, specifically in regulatory matters before state and federal administrative agencies and courts. He has significant experience practicing before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission representing investor-owned utilities, project developers, public power entities, state commissions, regional organizations, and others on a broad array of issues arising throughout the United States related to the regulation of electric utilities, natural gas pipelines, and hydroelectric projects, as well as the development of wind and nuclear projects.

Jay Matson has mentored the following First-Year Fellows:

  • Anish Chadalavada '18
  • Neil Kamath '17
  • Thomas Wang '16



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