2019 CELI Fellows - San Francisco
Campaign Manager, Sunrun
Adrienne is a Campaign Manager for Sunrun's public policy team, where she designs and manages public affairs campaigns. Her work drives public engagement and support for pro-solar policy in states across the U.S. In her spare time, Adrienne seeks out all forms of aquatic adventure - rowing, paddling and swimming her way through California and beyond.
Sr. Pricing Analyst, Sunrun
Amanda is a Sr. Pricing Analyst at Sunrun, where her primary function is to evaluate utility rates in all current and potential markets to ensure customers will get the best value out of their solar system! Being a transplant from Chicago, she does not take for granted the abundant outdoor opportunities in San Francisco and loves to hike and run. Her favorite hikes to date are Half Dome in Yosemite and an overnight trek summiting a volcano in Guatemala.
Vice President Client Services, Mastercard Advisors
Amar is a Vice President for Mastercard Advisors, where he helps large, consumer-facing companies use randomized trials to evaluate new ideas. He comes to SF by way of Washington DC and Sydney, and is getting to know the Bay Area one coffee shop, restaurant, and soccer pitch at a time.
Energy Analyst, PSE Healthy Energy
Annie is an Energy Analyst at PSE Healthy Energy, where she researches how to replace peaker plants with renewable energy resources that maximize co-benefits to surrounding communities. Annie was born and raised in San Francisco, and is excited about local movements for climate, economic, and social equity. She is a climber and beginner in aerial arts.
Renewable Energy Development Analyst, Intersect Power
Arjan is a Development Analyst at Intersect Power, where he is responsible for development, finance, and engineering of large-scale solar and storage projects. Prior to Intersect Power, he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge Energy Policy Research Group and a consultant in the Distributed Energy Resources practice at ICF International, conducting techno-economic analyses on electrical energy storage systems and distributed solar photovoltaic grid integration. He started his career at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office, working on strategic programs to advance electric vehicle supply equipment adoption. Arjan is passionate about the outdoors and enjoys skiing, football, camping, and spray painting.
Account Manager, Panasonic
Britt is an Account Manager at Panasonic, working in lithium ion stationary storage. Before Panasonic, Britt worked at a flow battery start-up and earned an MS in Energy and Resources at UC Berkeley. Go Bears! When she's not focused on clean energy, Britt can be found hiking in the Oakland and Berkeley regional parks, along the California coast or skiing up in the Sierras.
2017-2018 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow American, Association for the Advancement of Science
Caroline served as the 2017–2018 American Meteorological Society/AAAS Congressional Science Fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), where she was responsible for a portfolio including environment, climate, and clean energy issues. During her fellowship year, Caroline developed innovative legislation to advance national ocean data and monitoring programs and support aircraft energy efficiency research. She also tracked policy surrounding electric and autonomous vehicles, offshore wind energy, clean energy financing, and battery manufacturing.
Director of Business Development, Smart Wires
Chris is a Director of Business Development at Smart Wires where he focuses on working with utilities to develop transmission level projects that increase grid efficiencies. Smart Wires' technology enables utilities to dynamically leverage existing assets and respond to emerging needs, such rapidly changing generation profiles or uncertain load patterns, while maximizing value for both the utility and consumers. Chris is an avid chef, reader, and outdoor enthusiast. He hails from a small Northeast coastal town and enjoys being on or near the ocean as much as any other activity.
Project Finance Associate, First Solar
Chris works in First Solar's project finance group. Chris likes to backpack, golf, ski and run; he is currently training for the San Francisco marathon and is in desperate need of motivation. Chris is originally from Texas and is trying to make his way though each of San Francisco's burrito spots.
Performance Engineer, Recurrent Energy
Daniel is a performance engineer at Recurrent Energy where he models energy production for utility scale solar and energy storage projects across the United States. Daniel grew up in New Zealand, representing their national baseball team in his high school years. Though his role in the game has transitioned more from player to fan in recent years, he follows his beloved Toronto Blue Jays fervently and tries to stay up to date with the latest developments in the baseball analytics and research community.
Senior Analyst, Climate Finance Climate Policy Initiative
Dario is a Climate Finance Senior Analyst at Climate Policy Initiative (CPI). Among other things, he leads CPI’s sustainable cities work helping to develop innovative financial instruments that can drive private finance to climate solutions in emerging market cities at scale. Dario is an SF native from the Mission and Bernal Heights, and in his spare time he helps to run the volunteer men’s soccer program at San Quentin State Prison.
Sales Analyst, Stem
Ellen is a Sales Analyst at Stem, working to bring commercial scale storage to scale. When not charging up ideas about clean energy, Ellen enjoys exploring San Francisco through running, eating, drinking, and yoga.
Sr. Systems Engineer, Kairos Power LLC
Ethan is the Senior Systems Engineer at Kairos Power, an engineering company located in the Bay Area trying to develop the next generation of advanced, small modular nuclear reactor. Similar to apparently every other engineer in the Bay Area, Ethan is a pretty serious rock climber and mediocre photographer.
Energy Analyst, AMS
Felicia is an Energy Analyst at AMS where she works to develop and scale analytical processes, and derives insights in energy markets, DER management and grid services. Prior to AMS, she worked at TerraVerde conducting feasibility studies for solar + storage projects for public sector clients in California. Felicia has an urban forage micro-ferment operation as a side hustle yearning for more attention.
Litigation Assistant II, Coal Program Earthjustice
Flora is a litigation assistant at Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law organization. She currently supports the litigation and administrative advocacy of Coal Program attorneys working to end our reliance on coal-fired power plants and to accelerate the transition to 100% clean energy. Flora graduated from UC Berkeley in 2014 with a degree in Environmental Sciences and GIS. She's fluent in French, dabbles in Mandarin, and enjoys biking, snowboarding, stamp collecting, filling her apartment with plants, and solving puzzles.
Forrest is the CFO for Revolv, a start-up based in Asia Pacific that is pioneering the first tech-enabled, reusable packaging platform for the short-use food and beverage industry. Always a lover of the outdoors and the adventures they host, Forrest has developed a renewed interest in marine biology over the last few years, which pairs well with two of his new favorite pastimes, surfing and kiteboarding.
Air Quality and Climate Change Specialist, Ascent Environmental
Hannah is an air quality and climate change specialist at Ascent Environmental where she focuses on technical air quality and greenhouse gas emissions analyses.She currently serves as the Chair of the Young Planners Group for the Sacramento Valley Section of the American Planning Association, leading programming and networking for young urban planning professionals around Sacramento. Hannah is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. A native of Vermont, she enjoys backpacking, mountain biking, and exploring the West Coast.
Senior Program Associate, ClimateWorks Foundation
Helen is the Head of Institutional Strengthening for Efficiency and Access to Cooling workstreams of the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program, a philanthropic collaboration which promotes efficient, clean cooling in the developing world, and which is housed at the ClimateWorks Foundation. She also works on raising the profile of behavioral insights as a tool for the climate philanthropy community to increase their impact. Originally from London, Helen has been in the Bay Area for two years and loves exploring California's great outdoors (including learning to surf) as well as eating her way through the city.
Founder in Residence, Atomic
Jack is currently a founder in residence at Atomic, a venture fund and studio in San Francisco, where he is exploring ideas in sustainability and real estate. Previously he served as an intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps, worked in the Dartmouth Sustainability Office, and supported international development projects with UNICEF Madagascar and smaller NGOs in Jordan and Nepal. Jack is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, and diving. He grew up outside Atlanta, Georgia and lives in San Francisco with his fiancé.
Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank
Jackson is a vice president at Silicon Valley Bank where he helps provide low cost capital to cleantech and sustainability-focused companies, thereby increasing their probability of success. Jackson enjoys playing basketball, seeing live music, doing yoga, going on bike rides, and painting. He loves to talk about art, philosophy, and technology, and he's excited to learn everything he can about how to solve the problem of climate change.
Loan Operations Specialist, Fraud and Compliance, Solar Mosaic
Jared views clean energy as a force for social and environmental good. He currently works for Solar Mosaic investigating and mobilizing responses to fraud and compliance incidents in the residential solar market. He spends the rest of his time traveling with friends, concocting plant-based recipes, going for runs around Lake Merritt, and listening to politics podcasts.
Rapid Response Policy Analyst, University of California, Davis: Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy
Kelly Fleming is a rapid response policy analyst for the Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy at UC Davis. In this role she uses her technical background in chemical engineering and experience working in Washington, DC to ensure university research is understandable and easily accessible for policymakers. Kelly is a Colorado native, and initially became interested in climate and energy issues because of her love of outdoor recreation. She is especially interested in using her expertise to advance environmental justice and energy and transportation equity.
Strategic Analyst, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Leah is a Strategic Analyst at Pacific Gas and Electric company where she forecasts long-term departing load and building electrification. She is passionate about accelerating deep decarbonization through innovative clean energy solutions. Outside of work, you'll find her in the mountains riding a snowboard or taking a hike.
Government Affairs Lead, OhmConnect
Lillian runs Government Affairs for OhmConnect, a residential demand response software company, where she strategically identifies policy and research opportunities to catalyze and grow implementation of DR. She has experience managing energy research and development contracts for the California Energy Commission, and she previously worked for Gap Inc. on corporate renewable energy procurement. Lillian has a Master of Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara and a BA in Geology-Biology from Brown University. Outside of working out on clean energy, Lillian is a certified yoga instructor and an experienced tap dancer.
Associate Attorney, Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Linda is an associate attorney at Farella Braun + Martel LLP. Linda's practice spans a diverse range of environmental topics, but predominantly focuses on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) issues. When she’s not practicing environmental law, Linda can be found windsurfing in the San Francisco Bay.
Senior Consultant, Navigant Consulting Inc.
Lucas is a Senior Consultant for Navigant Consulting where he has experience in demand-side management technologies, utility clean energy programs, codes & standards, regulatory energy & demand potential forecasting, and EM&V. Lucas is an avid snowboarder, ultimate frisbee player, general outdoorsman, concert enthusiast, movie lover, and (recently) yoga attendee. He was born, raised, and educated in the San Francisco Bay Area so feel free to talk with him about your hometown/state/country to give him some travel ideas!
Program Engineer, Clean Coalition
Malini is a Program Engineer for the Clean Coalition where she leads the technical activities of the organization’s Community Microgrid Initiative. She has helped communities across California, the New York metropolitan area, and Puerto Rico design and develop Community Microgrids through scoping, planning, and engineering design and analysis work. Previously, Malini worked on perfecting pico-solar products for the developing world and prior to that, natural gas fuel cells with Bloom Energy. Malini is fan of California's natural beauty and is an avid hiker, cyclist and backpacker.
Investment Associate, Generate Capital
Marisa is an Investment Associate at Generate Capital, a finance company that partners with project developers and technology manufacturers in the renewable energy, technology, and sustainability sectors. Prior to Generate,Marisa worked in New York as a strategy analyst at Onyx Renewable Partners, a Blackstone Portfolio Company. Marisa has a BA in Politics Philosophy and Law and a BS in Management/Finance from Binghamton University (SUNY). Marisa is a yogi and casual jogger who never turns down the opportunity to try new food!
Project Development Analyst, First Solar
Mauricio is a Project Development Analyst for First Solar, where he provides analytical support to developers in the West and is developing a utility-scale solar project in Nevada. Before his time at First Solar he earned 2 masters degrees at Yale University and was part of the team leading Mexico´s energy reform at SENER. Mauricio enjoys playing soccer, brewing beer in his kitchen and reading non-fiction books.
Project Developer, First Solar Inc.
Mitchell is a Project Developer for First Solar where he leads their development portfolio in Utah and more broadly across PacifiCorp's region. Mitchell is an avid outdoors enthusiast finding his time in the southwest both personally and professionally gratifying. When he is not finding the best places for large scale solar projects, he tries to pack in as much biking, hiking, skiing, or camping as he can.
Engineer & Data Analyst, BuildingIQ, Inc.
Soazig is and engineer and data analyst at BuildingIQ where she leads the energy audit and M&V activities; she also specializes in data analytics, R&D and product development. Prior to this, Soazig was conducting human centered design research at the Center for the Built Environment, UC Berkeley. Go Bears !
Senior Analyst, Policy and Government Affairs San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Suzanne is the Senior Analyst for the Policy and Government Affairs team at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, focusing on policy analysis and advocacy on behalf of the SFPUC's Power Enterprise, especially for its community choice aggregation program, CleanPowerSF. When not in the policy arena, Suzanne can be found running, cycling, hiking, camping, and practicing yoga in the East Bay and beyond. Suzanne has a bachelor's degree from Colby College and a Master of Public Policy from UC Berkeley.
Sr. Analyst, Clearway Energy Group
Tanay is Sr. Analyst in the Business Dev. and M&A team at Clearway Energy Group where he works on originating, acquiring, developing and financing utility-scale renewable assets/portfolios. Tanay loves the outdoors, playing guitar/tabla and thinking about how finance, policy and technology can come together to solve challenging problems
Applications Engineer, Voltaiq Inc
Yen is an engineer at Voltaiq where he works in the exciting intersection of batteries and data science. Yen is also a swing dance teacher and enjoys meeting interesting people.