ORISE Science and Technology Policy Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. Shamara Collins is an ORISE Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the Solar Energy Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy. She supports the Soft Cost team''s work to remove market barriers which impact the access and adoption of solar energy technologies, through business innovation, training, and workforce development. Shamara is passionate about community outreach and enjoys exploring the intersection of education, technology, and the arts.
Analyst, Scaling Off-Grid Energy (SOGE) USAID
Taha Gaya is an Analyst with USAID's Scaling Off Grid Energy (SOGE) team focused on accelerating the growth of the commercial off-grid energy market in sub-Saharan Africa. He also advises EcoEnergy, an off grid solar startup with operations in Sindh, Pakistan.
Research Manager, Vote Solar
Tyler is a clean energy advocate, driven by the hope that our transition to cleaner energy will lead to a more just and equitable world. He supports Vote Solar’s work in the Southeast through technical and economic research. Tyler is based in DC, but he returns to North Carolina when he gets the chance for southern food and folk music
Fellow, Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Victoria Chernow currently serves as a Fellow at the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) where she performs technical analyses to identify new program opportunities in energy relevant spaces, including biomanufacturing, agriculture, and advanced nuclear technologies. Victoria received her Ph.D. in Materials Science from Caltech. She tries to flex her creative muscles through painting and competitive ballroom dancing.
Andy Crawford is a senior Arctic/climate change analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he analyzes the implications of a rapidly warming Arctic and supports US policymakers on climate change issues. He also champions sustainability initiatives as a volunteer member of the City of Falls Church, Virginia's Environmental Sustainability Council. Andy is a Harry S. Truman Scholar in Public Service with degrees from the University of Cambridge (England) and Wesleyan University.