Unlocking Clean Energy in Low-Income Communities
They're disproportionately harmed by fossil fuels, and they need the jobs this growing industry provides. Some states are showing the way.
Melanie Santiago-Mosier is the program director for low-income solar access for Vote Solar, a nonprofit organization that advocates for bringing solar energy into the mainstream.
Before joining Vote Solar, Santiago-Mosier led government-affairs efforts for organizations including the Maryland Public Service Commission and Washington Gas Energy Services, after serving as counsel and policy analyst for the Maryland General Assembly. Most recently, she served as a regional policy director for SunEdison. She received her law degree from the University of Maryland and her bachelor's degree from St. John's College.