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Event: Non-Profit and Thought Leaders

Sachu Constantine
May 1, 2024
Sachu Constantine is the Executive Director of Vote Solar. From 2017 to 2022, Sachu served as Vote Solar’s Regulatory Managing Director, as well as the organization’s Interim Executive Director in 2021. A leading national expert in the regulatory landscape of the solar industry, he has an impressive track record of successfully guiding strategy and operations for […]
Alex Clark
April 25, 2023
Alex Clark is a high school physical education teacher at Dunbar high school located in Ward 5 of the District of Columbia. He grew up in Hartford, CT where he attended East Hartford High School. In 2009, he enrolled at Central Connecticut State University, where he played football and received his Bachelor’s degree in Health […]
Alyssa Proudfoot Siegel
April 21, 2023
Alyssa Proudfoot Siegel is the Membership & Program Coordinator at The League of American Bicyclists. As a Bay Area native who ended up learning how to wrench and winter bike in Minneapolis, Alyssa now literally only knows how to talk about bikes. She coordinated a free bike repair program during the George Floyd protests in […]
Rozina Kanchwala
April 18, 2023
Rozina is an energy and environmental professional with global academic and work experience. She is a Fulbright scholar who spent a year in India studying agrarian distress and then completed her Master’s degree in Environment and Sustainable Development at University College London. She currently serves as the Director of Energy Justice Partnerships at the Clean […]
Jessie Fernandez
May 5, 2022
Jessie Fernandez was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. While at San Francisco State University he studied Ethnic Studies and Urban Studies and Planning. He has organized on issues ranging from educational equity, administrative accountability, immigrant workers rights, and equitable development through inclusive community planning. At PODER, he focuses on advancing environmental justice […]
Kate Williams
March 24, 2021
Kate Williams is CEO of 1% for the Planet, a global movement that inspires action and commitment so that our planet and future generations thrive. 1% for the Planet engages businesses and individuals to support environmental nonprofit solutions through membership and everyday actions.  Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, […]
Amanda Podmore
March 1, 2021
Amanda Podmore works in southeast Utah as a contractor for the National Parks Conservation Association. She advocates for the protection of national park units, gateway communities, and cultural landscapes in southeast Utah from the negative impacts of adjacent oil and gas development, like light pollution. She engages closely with Tribes from the Four Corners. She […]
Sam Grant
January 20, 2021
Sam Grant has been organizing around the intersection of economic, cultural and environmental justice since working on his college campus for divestment from South Africa and working for passage of legislation ensuring that both workers and communities have the right to know about toxic chemicals in their workplaces and communities. Sam brings decades of nonprofit […]
Colin O’Brien
September 18, 2019
Colin C. O’Brien joined Earthjustice’s San Francisco location of the California regional office in 2015, having previously worked as a staff attorney in the Alaska regional office. While there, Colin was recognized as the 2013 “Conservationist of the Year” by the Northern Alaska Environmental Center for his work to protect air quality in the Arctic […]
Marilyn Waite
September 17, 2019
Marilyn leads the climate and clean energy finance portfolio at the Hewlett Foundation. She has worked across four continents in renewable and nuclear energy and venture capital and investment. Author of Sustainability at Work: careers that make a difference, Marilyn serves on the Board of COI Energy and the Kachuwa Impact Fund. Marilyn previously led the energy practice […]
Sachu Constantine
September 9, 2019
Sachu manages Vote Solar’s regulatory efforts, coordinating strategy and operations for our far-flung but elite team of experts and intervenors.  Prior to joining Vote Solar he served as the Director of Policy at the Center for Sustainable Energy for 5 years. Sachu lived and worked abroad in Germany and Hungary and was a Peace Corps […]
Briana Kobor
September 9, 2019
Briana specializes in utility regulation, ratemaking, and policy development. She has been in the energy industry since 2007, spending eight years in energy consulting at MRW & Associates prior to joining Vote Solar. Briana focuses her work on distributed generation rate design, diving deep into utility rate cases to ensure that customers are treated fairly […]