One year ago, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, causing the largest power outage in US history. Puerto Ricans, on average, suffered without electricity for three months, many for almost a year, as recovery officials struggled to repair what was already a poorly maintained and inefficient electrical grid. This prolonged power…
Ana Sophia is an Islands Energy Program Senior Associate, working on the team’s efforts to complete integrated resource plans in partnership with small island nations and their utilities. These whole-system plans help countries reduce their dependence on fossil fuels while planning for a more affordable, sustainable, and resilient grid.
Prior to joining RMI, Ana Sophia received her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Systems Engineering from Stanford University. While at Stanford University, she worked on a variety of projects focused on sustainable development including sustainable mobility and household energy efficiency in Mexico; affordable housing development in San Jose, California; and renewable energy resources and climate change adaptation in Guatemala.
A 2016 Schneider Fellow with RMI, Ana Sophia concentrated her efforts on encouraging the adoption of sustainable mobility on small island nations in the Caribbean. Her broader interests include behavior change strategies, disability rights, and the development of Latin America.
B.S. Environmental System Engineering, Stanford University
WHAT MAKES YOU MOST PROUD ABOUT WORKING AT RMI?
“I’m proud to be working on some of the world’s most challenging problems with a diverse and passionate team.”