Margaret is a research affiliate with LBNL and a UC Berkeley student pursuing her MS/MPP with the Energy and Resources Group and the Goldman Public Policy school. She comes to Berkeley from Boulder, CO, where she was a Senior Associate at Rocky Mountain Institute. She worked between RMI’s Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (SEED) program and RMI's Electricity Innovation Lab (eLab). She focused on strategies to extend off-grid energy access throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, project-managed eLab Accelerator 2018 (a workshop convening a dozen teams working at the distribution edge of the electricity system), and worked on corporate client engagements and research throughout the U.S. electricity sector.
Margaret also has a background in clean energy advocacy, operations research, and solar financial analysis. From 2012–2014, she held a Denver-based fellowship in clean energy policy advocacy with Environment Colorado; she specialized in rooftop PV and net-metering policy and spent her time doing media work, lobbying, and leveraging citizen support. Post-fellowship, she spent time working in operations research for a Nairobi-based sanitation company called Sanergy and in the solar department of Austin Energy. Margaret graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Geophysics in 2012.