​Policy Manager, Elevate Energy

Board Member, AWE

Briana Parker is a Policy Manager at Elevate Energy, a nonprofit organization designing and implementing programs that reduce costs, protect the environment, and ensure the benefits of clean and efficient energy use reach those who need them most. In this role, Briana works to drive water policy, co-chairs the Diversity Racial Equity & Inclusion (DREI) committee and works to ensure diversity in the energy efficiency workforce in Michigan.

Before joining Elevate Energy, she studied law, worked as a social worker and volunteered for almost a decade as an organizer/ advocate at Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, a union for public recipients and low-income workers in the state of Michigan with the goal to fight to eliminate poverty in the United States. While volunteering income communities, Briana learned to advocate for affordable energy, water, and housing. 

Briana holds a juris doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law, masters in community social work from Wayne State University, and a bachelor’s in social work from Marygrove College.  

Briana Parker