Audrey works at a utility-scale solar development company, Core Solar, based in Austin, Texas. She is a project coordinator and the lead strategist for integrating pollinator habitat with solar projects. Her experience with solar development began after receiving a Master of Environmental Management degree at Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment in 2015 where she focused on landscape scale conservation and geospatial analysis. She worked as an environmental scientist at an engineering firm conducting environmental studies and evaluating site suitability for renewable energy projects with respect to environmental, regulatory, and permitting constraints.
Audrey shifted her focus to habitat conservation as a specialist for monarch and pollinator habitat conservation on working lands at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). She played an integral role in developing EDF's innovative conservation program, Monarch Habitat Exchange.
Upon returning to the renewable energy sector, Audrey utilizes this unique combination of experiences by identifying opportunities to enhance solar projects with pollinator habitat and developing habitat establishment plans.