Caryn Potter is the Arizona Program Associate, where she will provide support across SWEEP’s programmatic areas and work on demand-side management and electric vehicles policy, as well as utility regulatory processes. She will be working primarily with Jeff Schlegel and Ellen Zuckerman in their efforts to support energy efficiency across Arizona.
Before joining the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, Caryn worked with the Laboratory of Biological Invasions in Concepción, Chile researching carbon credit projects in the forestry category and determining their success in restoring native land in Southern and Central Chile. Before this research fellowship, she reviewed the climate mitigation goals of Fortune 500 companies in her role as Research Assistant for the World Resources Institute.
Caryn holds a Master of Science in Climate Science and Solutions from the Northern Arizona University, where she was given the Graduate Sustainability Leadership award for her work in promoting energy conservation to faculty and staff. She also holds undergraduate degrees in Public Relations and Environmental Studies from the same institution.