Paula Garcia

Field: Renewable energy

Position & Organization: Energy analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists

How did you get started in this field? I wanted to contribute in the transition from fossil fuels to cleaner options like solar and wind energy

What do you like about your work? Working at the intersection of technology and policy to advance sustainable energy

What do you not like about your work? Broad misinformation around costs and potential of renewables

Do you have any advice for women who want to enter this field? Read, talk to others that work in the renewable energy industry, identify where in the value chain you want to contribute, and go for it!

What makes you hopeful for the future? Thinking in cleaner air and healthier communities

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