Senior Policy Counsel, MCE
Stephanie Chen serves as Senior Policy Counsel for MCE, a local government agency formed to address climate change through renewable energy, energy efficiency, and local job creation in Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, and Solano Counties. Prior to joining MCE, Stephanie led the Energy Equity team at The Greenlining Institute, a racial justice advocacy organization dedicated to building economic opportunity in California’s communities of color. Stephanie’s work has driven investments in solar, energy efficiency, and other clean technologies into environmental justice communities, and promoted meaningful employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for people of Color in California’s clean energy economy.
Stephanie is a member of California’s Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group, which advises the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Energy Commission on how to ensure that clean energy policies benefit environmental justice communities. Additionally, Stephanie serves on the board of directors for the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) and the Clean Energy Group, and has previously served on the boards of directors for Rising Sun Energy Center and the Conference of California Public Utility Counsel. Stephanie holds a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.