Executive Director, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy
2013 Education Award Winner
Kristen Graf is the Executive Director of Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), a national nonprofit that promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy. Before working at WRISE, she spent five years as a Clean Energy Program Coordinator and Research Associate with the Union of Concerned Scientists in Boston. In these roles, Graf worked on renewable energy policy at the state and national level, with a particular focus on wind and biomass. She currently serves as a senior fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program. Graf holds a BS in Engineering from Cornell University.