Theodora Okiro currently works to expand access to solar at Nexamp. She works to advocate for innovative and equitable policy solutions to drive the clean energy transition, particularly for vulnerable populations. She believes that the clean energy transition must include all voices and communities. Prior, she held roles at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau where she developed federal policies to ensure access to credit for unbanked families; the UPENN Kleinman Center for Energy Policy where she advanced economic development initiatives for displaced coal producing towns in rural Pennsylvania; the City of Chicago where she helped nearly 100 customers successfully advocate for and participate in energy assistance; and at the United Nations, where she researched and published a noted report on protecting aid workers. She is a corporate board member for Polished Pebbles, a girls’ mentorship program in Chicago. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Theodora Okiro 

Membership Committee Chair, AWE