Sanjali De Silva
Maria Chavez is an Energy Analyst for the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Climate and Energy program. In this role, she focuses on the capabilities of renewable energy technologies and the importance of equitable and justice-centered policies for a clean energy transition.
Before joining UCS, Maria worked as a market research analyst, writing in-depth reports on clean energy technologies and forecasting market growth in this sector. She also has a passion for conservation and spent time conducting field work in places like the Peruvian Amazon, the Point Reyes National Seashore in California, and the White Mountains region of New Hampshire.
Ms. Chavez holds a bachelor of science degree in genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a master of public administration degree in environmental science and policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.