Lisa Sundeen

Lisa Sundeen

Career Interests

Energy, Power systems, Grid planning, Economic development, Project management
Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

Master of Environmental Management, May 2020
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Energy Finance
 
Master of Business Administration, May 2020
The Fuqua School of Business
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Energy & Environment
 
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, May 2011
The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Major(s): International Political Economy
GPA 3.81
Awards: Distinction in Economics, Dean’s List 2008-2009, 2010-2011, Colorado College Venture Grant Publications: Thesis evaluated microfinance efficacy using econometric analysis and qualitative data collected in Honduras; won Colorado College Bruni Award for original research; underwent review for publication

Professional Experience

Renewable Energy Consultant , San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, Valley Center, CA  
Managing development of first community solar farm on the Reservation, including financial subscription model.  Awarded $60,000 of seed funding from the US Dept. of Energy “SunShot Solar in Your Community Challenge”. Negotiated contract with local wind turbine manufacturer, enabling study of wind potential on the Reservation. 2016-Present
 
Research & Data Analyst, OneRoof Energy, San Diego, CA
Wrote weekly market intelligence and public policy newsletter distributed to over 400 staff and contractors. Managed loan product development, designed 90-day project plan to help company launch new product. Identified lack of standardized rebate process, resulted in creation of new incentives department. Analyzed solar production data, revealing opportunity to double savings by switching customers to new utility rate. Led monthly brown bag series to teach employees about clean energy topics beyond solar. 2014-2016
Project Coordinator
Created database with building department information to facilitate communication, cut permitting times by 30%. Voluntarily launched company-wide wellness program, 85/103 participants improved over 2-month challenge. 2014
 
West Coast Director, Coalition for Green Capital, Washington, DC
Established West Coast Branch, secured office space, hired and managed summer staff. Led 50-person working group, introduced California Senate Bill 1121, resulted in new lending center at state I-bank. Managed consulting project for Minnesota government, presented findings to National Governors Association. 2013- 2014
Chief of Staff
Served as Green Bank Expert on 8-week Booz & Co project to develop business plan for the $1B NY Green Bank. Worked closely with Brattle Group economists to create the Rooftop Solar PV “Green Bank” Financing Model. Authored fundraising applications for federal government and private foundation grants, secured over $150,000. 2012-2013
 
Sales Associate, Patagonia, Washington, DC
Sold outdoor merchandise, educated customers about corporate environmental policies such as 1% for the Planet. 2012- 2013  
 
People Team Associate, Ashoka Foundation: Innovators for the Public, Arlington, VA
Managed confidential human resources projects at the world’s leading association for social entrepreneurs. Interviewed Ashoka staff in 9 countries, created a team-building guide that was distributed organization-wide. Summer 2013

Additional Information

Energy Week Conference Committee; First Descents Volunteer; Patagonia Case Competition; Energy Week Research Poster Presentation

Skills

business development
excel modeling
project management
sustainability

Graduation Date

May 2020

Additional Resources

Languages

English
French
Spanish

Preferred Location

International
Southeast
West

Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Consulting
Research Institute / Think Tank
State / Local Government