Kirsten is a Manager with RMI’s electricity practice. She focuses on utility business model transformation and regulatory reform that supports the decarbonization of the energy system.
Prior to joining RMI, Kirsten worked on business development at Tendril (now Uplight), which implements energy efficiency and demand management software at utilities.
Kirsten has a background in process improvement, strategy, and communications. Before Tendril, Kirsten held a number of roles at Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) in the Bay Area. She led a business performance team in energy efficiency, optimized crew resources in gas operations, worked on the annual integrated planning process in corporate strategy, and identified cost-saving opportunities in IT.
At Duke University, Kirsten wrote her thesis on co-firing steam generators.
MBA, Concentration in Decisions Sciences, Duke University
Master of Environmental Management (MEM), Concentration in Energy, Duke University
BA, English Literature, Whitman College.