Joshua Regorrah is an Energy Regulatory, Permitting, and Policy Specialist at the EERC, where he works with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and business professionals to integrate permitting, regulatory, legal, policy, economics, and tax perspectives with technical information and applied research related to incremental and unconventional oil recovery, geologic CO2 capture and storage, power generation, emissions reduction, and renewable energy systems. He holds a B.S. degree in Geology and a B.S.E.D. in Secondary Composite Science from UND. Josh is currently working on his master’s degree in Science Education from the University of Western Michigan. Prior to his work at the EERC, he served as a Wellsite Geologist with Neset Consulting Services in Tioga, North Dakota.
Josh’s principal areas of interest and expertise include environmental sciences, regulatory policy related to the geologic storage of CO2,and sedimentology and stratigraphy.
“I’ve always been interested in research positions that have the potential to expand the field of science. I appreciate that what I’m doing at the EERC could also help my city and state economy and environment,” Josh said. “I also really like that the EERC feels like a community. I feel like I have an active voice here and that my experience has value in what I do.”
Josh’s parents were both in the military and his family moved many times before settling in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, when Josh was 5. He graduated from East Grand Forks (EGF) High School and graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2017 and 2018.
Josh likes to stay active, enjoying many outdoor activities and coaching soccer and track at EGF High School. He also likes to travel and has been to Spain and Nepal, noting that he hopes to continue traveling in the United States and abroad. He recently started taking photos as a hobby and is looking forward to becoming more involved at the EERC.