In Spotlights

aliceliddell_photoAlice Liddell is currently a Manager at ICF International — she has over fourteen years of experience in energy efficiency implementation, energy policy development, carbon cap and trade policy design, and transportation policy.  Alice joined the WEN board in 2009.

How long have you been a WEN member?                                                                                               

I have been a member since 2008 and have held various roles on the board since 2009, including the events side of the newsletter 2009-2011, WEN Board president 2011-2012, and I’m currently an At Large member of the Board 2013. 

What do you like best about being part of WEN?

I really like how WEN fosters networking opportunities for professional women in the environmental field. I love helping to plan many of WEN’s events such as speed networking, career panels, hiking trips and happy hours, not to mention the pleasure of meeting other women in the environmental field.

Tell us more about yourself

I grew up in New York City and since high school I knew that I wanted to have a career in the environmental field.  I attended Bowdoin College in Maine and majored in environmental studies and government; I later earned a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University.  I have worked for a variety of consulting and non-profit organizations in MA, NY, CT and CA where I have focused on climate and energy policy and energy efficiency in both the residential and commercial sectors.  My husband Jay and I moved to CA in 2008 and currently live in Sonoma. 

I love to hike, golf, ski and I always have my camera on me since I am passionate about photography.  We just moved to Sonoma and I am really enjoying learning about wine and hiking in the area

What environmental issues are of most concern to you?

I wish more people understood energy efficiency and the benefits since it is a great win-win-win!  It is the lowest cost, least polluting type of energy and reduces the need for utilities to build more power plants.  I am also concerned about all aspects of water issues.  A safe and sustainable water supply is critical to everyone’s well-being and that of our community.   I am interested in the nexus of energy and water issues and feel that both energy and water efficiency will become more important as we deal with the effects of climate change.