This panel will welcome both policy and pragmatic perspectives centered on how to design and develop WITH and not just FOR communities. Panelists will discuss how societal harms exacerbated by ill-informed energy development can be remedied through co-creative clean energy design.
Rachel James, Attorney, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Ali Andrews, Co-Founder and CEO of Shake Energy Collaborative
Alvaro Sanchez, Director, Environmental Equity, Greenlining Institute
Rachel James currently serves as a Staff Attorney at the State of Hawaii- Public Utilities Commission. Her prior work experiences include working with Holu Hou Energy, as a Business Development Manager, with the Hawai‘i Center for Advanced...
Ali is the CEO and Co-founder of Shake Energy Collaborative, a public benefit corporation developing renewable energy projects that are designed and owned by the communities that host them. Shake was born out of research for her Masters in Design...
Director, Environmental Equity, Greenlining Institute
Alvaro S. Sanchez is an urban planner with extensive experience crafting, implementing and evaluating strategies that leverage private and public investments to deliver community benefits to impacted communities. Alvaro is The Greenlining...
Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) with mission to lead and inspire innovation in business, education, and our community. Founded in 1982, MEDB is a statewide leader in economic development strategies to diversify Hawaii’s economy through business assistance services in the tech sector, STEM education and workforce development, and conference management.