Margaret comes to the Institute with a diverse background in clean energy advocacy, operations research, and solar financial analysis. From 2012-2014, Margaret held a Denver-based fellowship in clean energy policy advocacy; she specialized in rooftop PV and net metering policy, spending her time doing media work, lobbying, and leveraging citizen support. She also headed successful campaigns targeting hydraulic fracturing and water conservation.
After completing her fellowship, Margaret spent time working in operations research for a Nairobi-based sanitation company, engineering improvements in their data streams, and in the solar department of Austin Energy, brainstorming and modeling major changes to their commercial PV incentive program. Her goal, which she hopes to carry out at RMI, is to transform the U.S. electric grid into a clean, reliable system equipped for the challenges of the 21st century.