This month’s spotlight is on Cara Goldenberg, a WEN board member who always brings much enthusiasm, dedication, and smart ideas to the group. A native Californian and outdoors enthusiast, Cara is passionate about climate change and its impact on the world’s environment. With a background in environmental economics, she is applying her skills and interests analyzing energy and related issues for a San Francisco consulting firm.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I was born and raised in sunny San Diego and moved up to the Bay Area for school six years ago. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy and took away with me a growing interest and passion for environmental and energy issues. I spent my summer after graduation in Mozambique where I worked with International Development Enterprises (IDE) focusing on micro-irrigation technologies for smallholder farmers. After a brief stint in the legal world, I am now working as a Regulatory Analyst for former California Public Utilities Commission Commissioner Dian Grueneich at her small, strategic consulting firm. I am responsible for researching and analyzing California and U.S. energy regulatory matters, particularly relating to energy efficiency, demand response, and renewable energy.
How long have you been a WEN member?
I have been a WEN member for over a year now, and a board member for just as long.
What do you like best about WEN?
The events! I have had so much fun hiking, crafting, eating, socializing, etc. with such an interesting group of women.
What are some of your other activities?
On the weekends you can find me either traveling, reading, running, going to the movies, or cooking (or trying at least!).
What is your favorite thing about living in the Bay Area?
The mix of a bustling city situated in awe-inspiring natural surroundings.
What environmental issues are of most concern to you?
Climate change and all that is relate