Tanya has 20 years of experience as an innovator, entrepreneur, technologist, and utility nerd building enduring practices and products, including a successful business exit. From 2016-2019 Tanya helped reformulate and re-start PECI, securing millions in non-dilutive funding for execution of all aspects of technical service, product development, operations and commercialization of PECI’s grid edge products. In 2019 PECI spun off its technical and grid-edge products as Community Energy Labs with Tanya at the helm. Tanya’s speciality is in leading systems and people to set the stage for the high achievement culture necessary to iterate and scale. Tanya is fluent in Swedish and functionally proficient in Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic.
Jennifer Worrall has 20 years of deep subject matter expertise in computer science, enterprise energy information technology and solutions architecture. Jennifer was the CEO and Founder of iteros and also served as Director of Information Engineering for microgrid controls start-up CleanSpark, where she oversaw design and implementation of their Enterprise Architecture and SCADA system as well as cybersecurity policies and procedures. At her prior position at Southern Company Transmission, she helped to architect their Energy Management System and related applications. Jennifer’s career spans both startup and international scale in technical management roles for Southern Company, Willdan, Accenture, and as a software engineer at large Internet-based companies like About.com. Jennifer is fluent in Java, C# and Go.
Micha’s career spans a diverse range including: custom hardware development for advanced sensors, research and development for NASA while completing a doctorate in mechanical engineering from MIT; engineering management for solar materials manufacturing in the photovoltaics industry; and enabling an equitable transition to a new energy economy with a community-based project development approach. With over 20 years of experience, she excels in: project portfolio management; leading cross-functional teams; strategic planning; tactical execution; research; and developing fact-based, data-driven solutions to product design and diverse business challenges. Micha is bilingual in German.
Carol has a decade of experience in: office management; project management; research; administrative processes and systems; data entry, transfer and transcription. Whether it has been helping grant and proposal teams execute the necessary steps to secure project funding at PECI, or, tracking and managing data and communication flows for virtual teams during the pandemic at CEL, Carol is a capable and thorough administrator with attention to detail, Carol is bilingual in Kiswahili.
Daniel holds three Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Applied Physics from CSU Channel Islands. He has done various research projects ranging from spin glass simulations to disagreement between epistemic peers. He has trained multiple delegates for national level conferences within higher education and facilitated the love of STEM to underserved high school students. In 2021 Daniel was chosen from a competitive pool of applicants for a Product Technology Research Analyst internship at CEL. Daniel is fluent in Java, Python and C++.
Moe is a researcher and machine learning scientist with a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Florida International University (FIU). Moe's research revolves around leveraging the potential of deliverable energy flexibility through the use of machine intelligence to achieve national decarbonization goals. His work includes managed EV charging, grid interactive buildings, transactive energy, and load profiling among others. Moe joined CEL’s team as an energy consumption modeler for load forecasting applications. Moe is currently also an Assistant Professor of Renewable Energy Systems at Colorado School of Mines where he teaches Integration of Renewable Energy and High Power Electronics. Moe is also a volunteer Project Manager and Event Organizer at M.Powering Lebanon, a non-profit focused on utilizing renewable energy to help address the energy crisis in Lebanon. Moe is bilingual in Arabic and proficient in French.
Luciana has 15 years of experience in building energy efficiency and sustainability, energy modeling and solar thermal energy. She has worked for clients in Brazil, Canada, Germany, US, UK and Italy. She has participated in research projects about natural lighting availability in urban public spaces, solar water heating systems commissioning, district solar water heating for low income housing, and solar thermal HVAC systems. Luciana is fluent in Portuguese and Italian.