Stephanie Speirs

Steph Speirs is co-founder and president of Solstice Initiative, a first-of-its-kind social enterprise that aims to transform the number of Americans that can access solar power. She was selected as an Echoing Green Climate Fellow and an Acumen Global Fellow, both of which recognize emerging leaders in social enterprise. She previously worked as the Innovation Manager in sales and marketing at d.light India, a solar products company powering areas without reliable electricity; spearheaded Acumen’s renewable energy sector investment strategy in Pakistan; developed Middle East policy as the youngest-ever Director at the White House National Security Council; and managed field operations in seven states for the first Obama presidential campaign. She holds a B.A. from Yale and a Master in Public Affairs (MPA) with distinction from Princeton, and is a recipient of the Paul and Daily Soros Fellowship for New Americans.

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