Karthik Soora is a former Senior Associate on RMI’s Urban Transformation team. His primary focus was supporting the City of Houston with implementation of its Climate Action Plan, but he also supports broader efforts to help cities mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis. He is particularly passionate about the ability of green banks to magnify the clean energy transition.
Prior to joining RMI, Karthik was an Associate at First Solar, where he worked on utility origination for the Eastern region and engaged in the development of projects like Newport. Before that, he held internships at the Connecticut Green Bank and EDPR, working on new product development and origination.
Prior to his roles in clean energy, Karthik spent three years as a Teach for America teacher in the Houston Independent School District, started an educational social venture that now exists as Momentum Education, and worked on the 2016 political campaign of US Senate candidate Conner Eldridge. He also served as Co-Founder of TheySeeBlue Texas, whose work earned mentions in Slate, the Guardian, the Houston Chronicle, Teen Vogue, and more.
B.A., Asian Studies, Political Science, History, Rice University
Minor in Global Health Technologies
MBA, Yale School of Management
Named one of the top 23 teachers in Teach for America’s 4,000-member national contingent; awarded Sue Lehmann Semi-Finalist.