In the words of her nominator, “I'm nominating Andrea for her commitment to and leadership within the energy sector over her 20+ year career through participation and presentations in AEE conferences and chapter events, CWEEL leadership in the New England group, and now mentorship to inspire and support other younger women in the field. Her positive and supportive attitude when faced with challenges has always been an inspiration for me!”
Andrea has had more than one role in CWEEL, she co-founded the CWEEL New England group with Hadas Webb where she initially served as the chapter liaison before stepping up to lead the group. With CWEEL New England, she has planned many events including a plant based cooking class, a talk with entrepreneur JK Muir, a volunteer day with Community Harvest Farm. She further volunteers her time by acting as a mentor in the CWEEL mentorship program!
With over 25 years under her belt, she has extensive professional experience working in energy management and efficiency, for a variety of industries and end users. In her current role, she establishes and implements strategic partnerships to enhance delivery of energy efficiency programs across customer sectors. In previous roles, she worked as an Engineering Supervisor and Energy Engineer, assessing efficiency opportunities for large commercial and industrial customers. Prior to joining National Grid (now RI Energy), Andrea was an energy management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, supporting the U.S. Department of Energy, Department of Defense and other Federal agencies. In this role, Andrea helped Federal agencies develop and implement strategic energy management plans for their facilities.
In Her Own Words
What achievements, projects, or presentations are you proud of?
I am particularly proud of our work in Mass (National Grid) and Rhode Island (RI Energy) establishing the Community Solutions initiative. I have loved finding new and creative ways to partner with cities to implement energy efficiency and work toward climate goals.
Do you have any professional role models?Many! First and foremost my father, whose work ethic, commitment to lifelong learning and interest in learning from everyone he met continues to inspire me.
What is something unique that can not be known about you from your resume?
When I lived in Northern Virginia, I worked as a ghost tour guide, giving lantern lit tours around Old Town Alexandria. History and good stories are two of my favorite things. I still have the costume, which comes in handy at Halloween.