Maricela M. Tapia
Maricela is the Communications Coordinator; she manages GRID Alternatives’ national social media channels, monitors GRID’s traditional media presence, and supports communications and philanthropy staff across all affiliate offices and programs. She is transferring from GRID Alternatives Central Valley, where she has served as the Volunteer and Training Coordinator since March 2019. Maricela has a background in food technology, food law, photography, videography, teaching, and volunteering. She has incorporated volunteering into her life while raising her five children and staying involved in her community. While volunteering, Maricela gained experience in various functioning aspects of community-based organizations such as publishing newsletters, running fundraisers, recruiting and training volunteers, and best of all, a career with GRID Alternatives! She supports GRID’s mission to build community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy. Maricela is excited to join the GRID Alternatives Communications team.