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GRID Talks | Raise the Roof: Women in Construction
March 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Meet the women who are building a more inclusive solar industry!
with Marie Kills Warror, Anna Bautista, Freida Galindo
Join GRID Alternatives for a one hour discussion and Q&A on women in the solar industry, women in construction, and a just transition to a clean energy future through solar energy.
FREE ONLINE WEBINAR – REGISTER HERE
GRID Talks is a new webinar series that brings together leaders from the environmental justice movement to discuss issues related to clean energy access and community-centered solutions. The webinars seek to amplify the voices of GRID’s communities and share the stories, experiences, and work that are creating mission impact and systemic changes.
Marie Kills Warrior, Energy Research & Project Developer | I am an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. I was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the small town of Kyle South Dakota. I began my journey in Solar PV at an Earth Day event in 2016. In 2019 I obtained my NABCEP Associates through Red Cloud Renewables during the first Tribal Train The Trainer Program and I aspire to become a NABCEP certified Solar PV designer and Instructor for Indigenous Communities throughout Turtle Island.
Anna Bautista, Vice President of Construction, GRID Alternatives | Anna has broad experience in the solar industry as a site supervisor, hands-on trainer, and design and installation technician. In the private sector, she managed over $4M in residential and small commercial PV projects. She has worked on renewable energy projects and environmental justice campaigns in the Philippines, Haiti, and Costa Rica but is honored to share her skills locally to help democratize access to renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions and training. Anna has a degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT and is proud to represent among other women who are NABCEP Certified Installers in California.
Freida Galindo, SolarCorps Construction Project Management Fellow | Freida is a project management fellow for single-family homes in the greater Los Angeles area. She is an active environmental advocate in her community through lobbying and volunteering, working to advance community and ecosystem resilience. A first generation college graduate, she double majored in environmental studies and global studies at UC Santa Barbara. Her passion for the environment translates to her hobbies, like roller skating and paddleboarding, that allow her to be outdoors to enjoy nature.