As WRISE’s Executive Director, Kristen is thrilled to be able to merge her passions for renewable energy and the advancement of women within such an incredible organization.
In 2013, Kristen was recognized for her work with WRISE (then WoWE) and given the Award for Mid-Career Achievement in Mentoring and Education by the US Department of Energy’s C3E Initiative.
Before making her way to WRISE, Kristen spent five years with the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) in Boston. As the Clean Energy Program Coordinator and Research Associate at UCS she worked on renewable energy policy at the state and national level with particular focus on wind and biomass energy in New England as well as working to hone some of her nonprofit management skills.
In 2011, Kristen was named a Senior Fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program’s Eastern Region. She received her Bachelors Degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell University. During her time there, Kristen worked for Cornell Cooperative Extension assisting in efforts to expand the role of renewable energy in agriculture around New York State.
In addition to her love of renewable energy, Kristen has spent many years working to develop women leaders. She has served as the Co-Moderator of the National Network of Presbyterian College Women and on the National Coordinating Team of Presbyterian Women. At Cornell, she was an active member of the Executive Team of the Cornell University Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Kristen now lives in Brooklyn where she loves spending time in the park watching birds and going on adventures around the city and around the world with her husband and son.
E’Lon Cohen Hall is the Director of Operations and Programs at Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. In this position, E’Lon assists the WRISE team with program and volunteer management, fundraising, events, and administrative tasks.
Prior to joining WRISE, E’Lon began her career in the renewable energy industry working as a Project Coordinator for the start up OwnEnergy. She supported Own’s development team, local partners and overhauled the management of the company’s land management system. In 2015, OwnEnergy was acquired by EDF Renewable Energy and E’Lon became an Associate Project Developer. In this role, she worked closely with landowners, local partners and local community members to assist in the development of several wind farms across the U.S. E’Lon spent a considerable amount of her early career working for several non-profit organizations including Fordham Bedford Children’s Services and Communication for Social Change Consortium and serving systemically excluded populations and communities.
E’Lon has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Washington and Lee University and a Master’s degree in Urban Studies from CUNY Queens College.
E’Lon is a Bronx, New York native and lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. She enjoys yoga, travelling and spending time in the city with her son and daughter.
Randa Adib is the Senior Manager, Development and Partnerships at Women of Renewable Industry and Sustainable Energy.
Prior to joining WRISE, Randa spent 15 years working with health nonprofits focused on prevention, education and advocacy. She cultivated new business, sustained relationships with corporate partners,and expanded individual and foundation support for programs, sponsorships and events. Partnering with diverse community organizations and underserved populations directing access to care, current information and affordable services. Randa is thrilled to direct her fundraising experiences to support the advancement of women in the growing renewable energy industry.
Randa obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and completed her Master’s degree in Media Ecology at New York University. A native New Yorker, she can’t imagine living anywhere else!
Gabrielle Lynn is the Programs & Communications Manager at Women of Renewable Industry and Sustainable Energy.
Prior to joining WRISE, Gabrielle worked as an intern for the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, where she initiated and supported community engagement and environmental justice programming, managed the Center’s social media, and organized relevant data for the Center’s ongoing research. She also served as a member of Chatham University’s inaugural EnvironMentor’s program during the 2020-2021 school year, mentoring high school students from underrepresented communities in their pursuit of an education in the sciences.
Gabrielle graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Environmental Studies and Global Studies. During her time in college, she worked as a student ambassador for the Office of Admissions – coordinating visits for prospective students and families, assisting in various social media campaigns, and serving as an advising member on the Office’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. In 2017, she was a participant of the UN’s 61st Commission on the Status of Women, and later received certification through the UN Development Programme on Greening Consumption and Production.
Gabrielle is overjoyed to be joining the WRISE team and supporting the amazing work of women in the renewable energy sector! She currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA and enjoys yoga, running, and listening to way too many podcasts.
Alyssa Ingelido serves as the Chapters and Membership Manager for Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. In this role, Alyssa supports local chapters, manages member relations and growth, and works on the development and support of WRISE’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access initiatives on a national and local chapter level.
Prior to joining WRISE, Alyssa has worked with several DC-area nonprofits, including the Global Council for Science and the Environment and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing, with a minor in Sustainable Business from Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business. In her undergraduate career, she was an active member of the Social Innovation Collaboratory, Women’s Empowerment, and the New York Botanical Gardens.
Outside of the office, Alyssa can be found writing her first novel, working on independent studies in philosophy and Italian, and pretending she can paint.
Shanaya Byrd is the Administrative Manager at Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. Shanaya supports WRISE in managing the logistics, organization and coordination of the team and its board members.
Prior to joining WRISE, Shanaya began her career in data migration, integration and management. She worked for a few startup e-commerce organizations such as Amazon, Quidsi, Store No. 8 (Jetblack) and American Express; Plenti Rewards system. Shanaya aided in the end to end analytics and organization of data content and repositories. More recently, she worked for the Environmental Protection Agency as a data specialist managing the documentation of generated hazardous waste disposal throughout New York, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
Shanaya has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Minor in Criminal Justice from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.
Shanaya is a Brooklyn, New York native. She enjoys CrossFit with aspirations of lifting competitively in categories of Deadlift and Front Squat. She loves traveling and watching all her saved docuseries spanning from world history to historical crime.
Lauren Glickman is VP of Marketing at Encore Renewable Energy and supports WRISE as a Communications Consultant. She helps to elevate the voices of the WRISE community across the industry. Lauren Glickman has over a decade of clean energy and climate change advocacy and campaign experience, and a successful track record for implementing winning social media and online strategies.
As of the Fall 2013 Semester, Lauren is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, teaching undergraduate, graduate and executive education courses and seminars on social media theory and practice.
She has worked at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) where she was responsible for the re-design, re-launch and management of AWEA’s social media program and online advocacy portal. Traffic to PowerofWind.com increased 40,000 percent in the first six months after re-launch, and Lauren’s work earned AWEA a spot in the top 10 social media savvy trade associations.
She also developed and implemented best practices for social and online engagement of AWEA industry members and advocates, taking engagement rates from below average to 4 times above industry standards. This growth in online engagement ran in-parallel to a successful list growth campaign that increased online subscribers ten-fold.
Prior to AWEA, Lauren worked on clean energy issues and environmental campaigns across the United States. In 2011 she wrote and achieved passage of the Virginia Voluntary Solar Resource Development Fund Act of 2011 that promoted solar energy projects for homeowners and utilities in the state.
Lauren graduated from Tulane University with a dual degree in English and Environmental Policy. When not tweeting or instagramming awkward moments, Lauren enjoys cooking, bluegrass, horseback riding and triathlons. She is an amateur equestrian and keeps her horse George in Upper Marlboro, MD.
Anne Weisberg is a recognized subject matter expert and thought leader on creating inclusive, high performing workplaces. As the Senior Advisor-in-Residence at WRISE, she works to advance the WRISE mission by fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the clean energy sector. Anne is also an adjunct professor of management at the NYU-Stern School of Business, where she teaches inclusive leadership to both MBA students and executives.
Prior to WRISE, Anne worked at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, BlackRock and Deloitte on women’s leadership and talent management strategies, as well at two non-profit research organizations focused on women and work- the Families and Work Institute and Catalyst. She has written extensively on the topic of women and the workplace, including co-authoring the best-selling Mass Career Customization: Aligning the Workplace With Today’s Nontraditional Workforce. Anne graduated from Harvard Law School and the College of Natural Resources at UC-Berkeley. Her commitment to clean energy started when she was a VISTA volunteer at the New Mexico Solar Energy Association in the late 1970s, and she is thrilled to bring that experience full circle with WRISE.