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Alumni, Visiting Mentor

Annie Guo

Program Manager at Microsoft
Master of Environmental Management 2018
Annie Guo

Annie is a Senior Program Manager on Microsoft’s Environmental Sustainability team focused on executing carbon removal agreements in support of Microsoft’s “Carbon Negative by 2030” goal and working across carbon, water, and waste disciplines to scale its operations to meet broader corporate sustainability objectives. She initially joined Microsoft’s cloud energy markets team in 2019 to develop and execute the energy strategy supporting the business’ datacenter expansions into new European markets – Poland, Italy, Spain – and growth within the existing United Kingdom cloud regions. As a regional lead, Annie was responsible for securing power capacity and other energy services for her datacenter portfolio while seeking additional opportunities to advance energy transition principles – for instance, deploying onsite assets for grid stabilization, increasing interconnection resilience to forego backup generators.

Before Microsoft, Annie worked at GE Solar as a project finance analyst developing C&I scale solar around New England. She also has experience consulting for US EPA on defining and implementing its ENERGY STAR 3rd Party Certification scheme, researching how energy efficiency interventions support broader USAID pillars, and researching the extent to which US states are prepared for the impacts of natural hazards exacerbated by climate change.

While at the Yale School of the Environment, Annie focused on energy economics and finance. She co-led the Energy SIG and was an elected member of Forestry Club. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Southern California with a minor in International Relations and also competed on the varsity swim & dive and club ultimate frisbee teams. She was born and raised in Minnesota and now lives in Seattle, WA where you can find her biking around town, skiing in the mountains, or paddling around the lakes with her pup.