Christine Grant teaches the Advanced Energy Policy course at Western Washington University’s Institute for Energy Studies and also directs the annual Carbon Hackathon event. Her previous work experience includes five years with Collaborative Efficiency, a clean energy consulting firm that primarily focuses on the needs of electric cooperatives and municipal utilities. Christine’s clients included the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Inland Power and Light, the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Columbia River PUD, the Environment and Energy Study Institute, the City of Holland (MI) and a number of other co-ops and municipal utilities. From 2008 – 2013 she worked at Cascadia Consulting Group where she worked with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Puget Sound Partnership, the Port of Seattle, the Washington State Department of Health, and dozens of municipalities on resource conservation strategies and programs. From 2007-2008 Christine worked as an analyst at an environmentally-responsible asset management firm evaluating the energy and environmental practices of S&P 500 corporations.
From 2015 – 2017 she served on the Board of Directors of Spark Northwest, a non-profit that promotes community-scale clean energy in the Pacific Northwest and she recently served on the City of Bellingham’s Climate Action Task Force.
She has a B.A. degree in Environmental Studies from Wellesley College and was the recipient of the Stevens Fellowship in 2011 which funded a year of study on sustainable transportation. She also received a Princeton-in-Asia Fellowship in 2006.