Sara Harari is the Associate Director of Innovation & Strategic Advisor to the President at the Connecticut Green Bank, where she designs new programs to deploy clean infrastructure throughout the state. Prior to this role, she worked with utilities to accelerate the deployment and integration of DERs to the grid. Her career started designing energy-efficient buildings and thermal power plants for international clients as an energy engineer. Sara holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of the Environment, and a BS in Civil Engineering from Tufts University. She is the Chapter and Global Relations Director for the Boston Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network. Over the past year, Sara’s passion projects were: working with middle/high school students on climate change projects, advocating for transparency in local government, and chatting with people about the mental health burden of working to address climate change. She also started making her own ice cream.
During her time at Yale, Sara worked with CBEY on initiatives focusing on the applications of academic research including the SEEDS II high-value-solar research team, partnering with local utilities to identify areas of the grid that can benefit most from distributed generation and the New York State Microgrid Initiative. She wrote for the Clean Energy Finance Forum and served as a student representative to the CBEY Advisory Board.