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Kristen Graf currently serves as the Executive Director of Women of Wind Energy (WoWE), a national nonprofit in the US that promotes the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy. Before making her way to WoWE in 2009, Kristen spent five years with the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) in Boston. As the Clean Energy Program Coordinator and Research Associate at UCS she worked on renewable energy policy at the state and national level with particular focus on wind and biomass as well as working to hone some of her nonprofit management skills. Kristen received her B.S. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell University and during her time at Cornell, worked for the Cornell Cooperative Extension assisting in efforts to expand the role of renewable energy in agriculture around New York State. Kristen was recently named a Senior Fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program’s Eastern Region and was thrilled to help launch ELP’s growing Women’s Network. In addition to her passion for renewable energy, Kristen has spent many years working to develop women leaders. She has served as the Co-Moderator of the National Network of Presbyterian College Women and on the National Coordinating Team of Presbyterian Women. At Cornell, she was an active member of the Executive Team of the Cornell University Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers. Originally from Pittsburgh, Kristen now lives in Brooklyn where she loves being able to spend time with her niece and nephew, learn to play the piano, and practice surfing in the cold waters off Long Island.