Program Director, SOMAH
Marisa Villarreal is GRID Alternatives' Program Manager for the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program. With a background in climate change adaptation and planning, Marisa is excited to be managing a program that empowers low-income communities, with solar energy solutions, and furthers GRID's mission around equity and environmental justice. Prior to GRID, Marisa managed impact initiatives focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as a contractor with Google Cloud, and worked as a Program Manager for the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge -- a multidisciplinary design challenge to strengthen resilience to climate change in the Bay Area. She holds a Master's Degree from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, and a Bachelor's Degree from Wellesley College in Biological Sciences.