Zadie Oleksiw
Communications Director

Zadie manages the organization's press and earned media. Prior to Vote Solar, she was a 2015-16 Fulbright scholar in India, where she researched policies and business models that enable solar microgrid development in rural communities. 

Zadie’s career in solar began at the Solar Energy Industries Association and Sol Systems. She also led communications for the Clean Energy Leadership Institute, a volunteer-run professional development fellowship program. 

She enjoys biking, historical fiction and magical realism, and lentils. She holds a BS in environmental science and policy from the University of Maryland and is based in Oakland.

Contact: zadie(at) | 415.817.5060 ext. 107 (o)