Maricela M. Tapia

International Program Manager
Maricela is the HQ International Program Manager. She supports the day-to-day operations of the International Program, including the development of our energy access work across Nepal, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Previously, she was the HQ Communications Coordinator and joined GRID Alternatives Central Valley in 2019 as the Volunteer Coordinator.

Maricela has a background in food technology, food law, photography, videography, teaching, and volunteering. She incorporated volunteering into her life while raising her five children to stay involved in her community and found it most rewarding. While volunteering, Maricela earned experience in numerous community-based organization activities, such as publishing newsletters, running fundraisers, recruiting and training volunteers, and eventually, her career with GRID Alternatives!

Maricela eagerly supports GRID’s mission to build community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy. She is excited to be a part of the GRID Alternatives International team, where she traveled to Nicaragua as a volunteer and, recently, to Nepal.