UNC Clean Tech Speaker
As Sustainability Director for Self-Help Credit Union & Ventures Fund, Melissa acts as internal advocate and consultant for improving the financial products, operations, and buildings portfolio of this national Community Development Finance Institution. She led Self-Help to realize over $1.7 million in net present value from initiatives in this sector in the first two years of building the program there. She takes a role in clean energy finance, energy efficiency investments, and operational improvements – all with a lens of social equity. Melissa previously directed the residential energy efficiency and indoor air quality research program at Advanced Energy and worked in industrial pollution prevention at RTI International.
Melissa earned her law degree from University of Michigan, and her master’s degree from the UNC School of Public Health. She likes social media – visit her on Twitter @SelfHelpGreen.