Karin Wadsack

Karin Wadsack
Project Director, NAU School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability

Karin Wadsack serves as a project director for NAU’s School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability, managing a number of research and outreach initiatives. Her primary focus is on renewable energy policy analysis and electricity grid modeling research. She heads up several federally-funded efforts to provide technical support in clean energy policy and project development to Tribes in Northeastern Arizona affected by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station. She has been principal investigator for NAU’s Collegiate Wind Competition Team, Four Corners Wind Resource Center, and the Arizona Wind for Schools initiative. For that project, she was recognized in 2012 by the U.S. Department of Energy as Young Wind Advocate of the Year. For NAU, she co-chairs the Energy Action Committee of the Environmental Caucus and serves as a technical expert for Northern Arizona University’s Tribal Clean Energy Resource Center. She has more than 15 years of experience in renewable energy, climate change and environmental policy as well as international development, business and project management.

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