Director Community Engagement and Partnership
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Sarah Z. Salem, Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships, GRID Alternatives (Moderator)
Sarah received a Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University, and later her master’s from the Bren School of Environmental Management, specializing in Economics and Policy of the Environment alongside the communications focus. Upon graduating, Sarah joined GRID Alternatives, a non-profit organization that envisions a rapid, equitable transition to a world powered by renewable energy that benefits everyone. Sarah serves as the HQ Outreach Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships, focusing on community and tenant care for commercial solar and clean mobility programs and supporting the development of GRIDs community-based partnerships. She oversees tenant education and community-based-organization partnerships for the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) Program, a ten-year clean energy program overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). As an Egyptian-American, Sarah has seen firsthand how nations and communities of color are frequently left out of the conversations that impact them the most. In her role, she strives to amplify the voices and stories of those most affected by climate change and injustice and contribute to energy justice for all.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT