Mid-Atlantic Staff

Nicole Steele is the Executive Director of GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic. She has 10+ years of experience in the environmental and energy fields (urban planning, grassroots advocacy, policy development, and program design and implementation). Prior to joining GRID Alternatives, she was the Alliance to Save Energy’s Director of Policy and State Relations. She managed the organization’s major blue ribbon initiative on energy productivity, the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy, which outlined the Obama Administration’s goal of doubling U.S. energy productivity by 2030. Nicole also managed the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG / Recovery Act) Program for Loudoun County, Virginia.

Construction


Michael was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. He began his solar career in 2008 through friend and Louisiana solar activist, Jeff Shaw, who also began Louisiana’s first solar design and installation company, Gulf South Solar. Michael quickly fell in love with his new profession and in 2011 became a NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installation Professional. Michael moved to Annapolis, MD in late 2015 with his wife following a 3-year stint in London, UK and joined Grid Alternatives Mid-Atlantic in June 2016. Being a Baton Rouge native, he is a passionate LSU and New Orleans Saints fan. In an effort to integrate with his new neighbors in Central Maryland, Michael is excited about his recent decision to become a DC United supporter. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, golf, and tennis as well as backpacking and camping when he has the chance. Although, in the spirit of full disclosure, Michael admits that he is not particular good at any of those activities.
Project Manager
Construction Manager
Solar Installation Supervisor
Solar Installation Supervisor
Junior Solar Installation Supervisor
Construction Assistant
SolarCorps Construction Fellow
SolarCorps Construction Fellow
SolarCorps Construction Fellow
SolarCorps Construction Fellow

Development & Communications


Project Development Manager
Executive Assistant and Office Manager
Corporate and Individual Giving Coordinator
Marketing and Communications Associate

Outreach


Rozina received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Economics from the University of Illinois. She spent many years overseas, including a study abroad to Senegal, a research trip to India as a Fulbright Scholar, and many years in the UK. She received her Master of Science degree in Environment and Sustainable Development from University College London. She learned that socio-economic development must occur at the intersection of environmental protection. Prior to joining GRID Alternatives, Rozina worked as a policy analyst for Solar San Antonio, a non-profit organization committed to the widest deployment of clean energy in San Antonio. Rozina volunteers with the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a group focused on promoting a revenue-neutral carbon fee as a way to address climate change. In her free time, Rozina enjoys reading, writing, hiking, doing yoga, and being artsy.
Outreach Coordinator
Outreach Fellow
Outreach Fellow

Workforce & Volunteering


Sienia is a new addition to the GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic team and to the solar energy sector. She is excited to continue working with underserved communities. She is passionate about helping people and enjoys networking and recruitment. She has a background in youth and workforce development. Sienia has experience facilitating and developing engaging programs. She enjoys attending live music performances and traveling. At GRID, she supports volunteers, interns and job trainees as they transition from learning solar installation to searching for employment in the solar industry. She is originally from Hyattsville, MD and studied psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
SolarCorps Volunteer Fellow