All posts by: C3E Women in Clean Energy

About C3E Women in Clean Energy

Sarah Kurtz is a Research Fellow with the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) and a Principal Scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). She is a Group Manager for the Photovoltaics (PV) Module Reliability Test and Evaluation Group, leading a team of 20 people who work to quantify and predict […]

Nicky Phear was instrumental in developing the University of Montana’s (UM’s) Climate Change Studies as a minor concentration program. The minor—which focuses on science, society, and solutions—was the first undergraduate degree program of its kind in the nation. Phear now oversees the program and leads other programming that inspires student engagement, critical thinking, and creative […]

Debora F. Rodrigues is an Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Houston, Texas. Her research interests are directly related to the water–energy nexus. She has been conducting research to reduce total energy costs in water and wastewater treatment—which typically account for about 40% of total energy consumed in […]

Maria Kingery co-founded Southern Energy Management (SEM) with her husband Bob in 2001. Since then, she has helped pioneer the residential energy-efficiency and solar industries in North Carolina and beyond. The company has installed hundreds of solar systems and worked with more than 300 homebuilders and developers across the nation to verify over 25,000 homes […]

Kathryn Zyla is Deputy Director of the Georgetown Climate Center. She oversees staff research and policy analysis and facilitates multi-state dialogues on critical issues such as multi-state emissions trading and low-carbon transportation policies. As part of these efforts, she leads the Center’s work supporting the Transportation and Climate Initiative of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. […]

Jodie Wu is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Global Cycle Solutions (GCS), a company focused on providing access to transformative technologies through a last-mile distribution network of over 200 village entrepreneurs. Fluent in Swahili, an engineer by background, and an entrepreneur who dove straight into social enterprise at 22 years old, Wu brings […]

Shelee Kimura was named Vice President of Corporate Planning and Business Development for the Hawaiian Electric Company in May 2014. She oversees the company’s strategic planning, business development, forecasting, renewable acquisition, grid technologies, and demand response. Kimura led the company-wide effort that produced Hawaiian Electric’s 2030 Vision for Hawai’i’s Energy Future and Strategic Transformation Plan, […]

Rebecca Pearl-Martinez is a Research Fellow and Head of the Renewable Equity Project (REP) at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. REP explores the impact of gender diversity on accelerating the clean energy economy and how advancing women in the clean energy workforce develops […]

Suzanne Tegen manages a talented team of engineers and analysts dedicated to the responsible deployment of clean energy around the world. She recently completed a multi-year research project to assess and quantify key siting considerations for wind energy, including public engagement, radar, transmission, and wildlife. She has authored reports on the levelized cost of wind […]

Fiona Taylor is the Vice President of Business Operations at Tesla and is responsible for leading change and improving business operations as well as managing the end-to-end customer experience. Before joining Tesla, she was the Vice President of Treasury and Asset Management at SolarCity, a full-service solar energy company, where she led a team of […]