Women in Solar

Meet Jackie Brown, Project Manager for GRID Alternatives Central Valley. Jackie was born in Chowchilla, California and she is the youngest of three children. Just as she was starting first grade, her family moved to Springville, California. When she entered Porterville High School, she discovered GRID through the Alternative Energy and Resource Occupations (AERO) Academy.
The Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America (ISNA/ESNA) will host a thrilling three-day tournament January 17-19th at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. GRID Alternatives will be competing as the only all-women team present, for the second year in a row.
GRID GLA is receiving a $500,000 philanthropic investment from JPMorgan Chase to support our Behind the Walls solar workforce training program, which will prepare women who were formerly incarcerated in LA County Lynwood Women’s Jail for career opportunities in solar and renewable energy. The 13-week, paid program will provide hands-on training for solar panel installation, along with job placement support for those who successfully complete the program. 
Sierra Schultz (she/her) works on the HQ Construction team as a Commercial Project Manager. She joined GRID in 2021, with a background in Civil Engineering and experience in managing Heavy-Civil Construction projects. Her role focuses on climate justice through engineering and project management. Sierra has managed PV installations throughout California, while co-leading two affinity groups at GRID.