Maricela M. Tapia

International Program Manager
Maricela is the 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, and Mexico. She transferred from GRID HQ, where she served as the Communications Coordinator since November 2020.
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 endeavors, such as publishing newsletters, running fundraisers, recruiting and training volunteers, and in 2019, a career with GRID Alternatives Central Valley as the Volunteer Coordinator.
In all, Maricela eagerly supports GRID’s mission to build community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy. She is excited to join the GRID Alternatives International team, with which she has traveled to Nicaragua as a volunteer!