Connie is passionate about commercializing sustainable solutions to meet the world’s energy demands. Before pursuing a graduate education, Connie was a business valuation professional at WTAS, LLC, where she assessed the value of numerous start-ups and Fortune 500 companies for financial reporting purposes. Most recently, Connie was an energy efficiency consultant at Portland Energy Conservation, Inc. (PECI). There, she worked with large utility clients to implement energy efficiency technology and systems with national-chain supermarkets and local independent grocers. Connie received a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. In her free time, she loves dancing, snowboarding, traveling, and all things food.