Lea Lupkin

Project Consultant, Energy & Behavior at SEE Change Institute
Master of Environmental Management , Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies , 2016

Lea is a Project Consultant, Energy & Behavior at SEE Change Institute. She is dedicated to driving technical, policy and entrepreneurial solutions by understanding and tapping into the nuances of human nature. During her time at Yale she studied the connections between behavioral insights, energy systems, governance, social enterprises, and conflict resolution. At CBEY, Lea was project manager for the "Influence of Novel Behavioral Strategies in Promoting the Diffusion of Solar Energy" project led by Professor Ken Gillingham. She organized a new Applied Behavioral Science course at SOM focusing on the intersection of behavior and sustainability. Lea also wrote for the Clean Energy Finance Forum. For five years, Lea helped to grow a new company driving energy and sustainability solutions at higher education institutions in the Northeast U.S. At GreenerU, she developed behavior and organizational change strategies, managed implementation of sustainability programs at colleges and universities, and integrated optimal behavior cues and stakeholder processes into energy and water efficiency programs. Lea also previously worked with the Sustainable Endowments Institute researching innovative financing mechanisms for campus sustainability. She has held leadership positions with the youth sustainable development organization SustainUS, the Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition, and the Energy Action Coalition. Lea holds a BA in Environmental Policy from Roanoke College. She is a proud pitbull owner and trained Group Facilitator.

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