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Shelley Backstrom

Shelley Backstrom

Program Coordinator
  • Africa / Islands / Southeast Asia Program

Shelley is the program coordinator for the African Energy Program and Islands Energy Program.


Shelley started with RMI in 2019 as Program Coordinator for the ECE team supporting both the Islands and Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (SEED) teams. Prior to RMI Shelley’s experience consists of working for Freedom School Partners in Charlotte, NC, the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. and the United States Senate in Washington, DC.


MA, International Affairs, University of North Georgia

BA, Spanish, University of North Georgia

BA, Political Science, University of North Georgia


Boulder, CO