Staff Biography for Ellen Zuckerman

Ellen Zuckerman is the Arizona Senior Associate with the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, where she works with consumers and businesses in support of energy efficiency in Arizona, including before the public utility commission, the state legislature, and the Salt River Project utility board.

Before joining SWEEP, she worked at the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA), a nonprofit energy efficiency training and technical services organization in New York City that specializes in multi-unit building energy efficiency.  At AEA, she was certified as a Building Performance Institute multifamily building analyst, performed energy audits on buildings across the state, and worked directly with contractors who implement energy retrofits. She also previously worked with the Vermont Community Foundation where she helped run the High Meadows Fund, an endowed fund that awards grants to support renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture, and land use projects.

In addition to her responsibilities with SWEEP, Ellen supports policy and program performance analyses of utility demand side management programs and marketing on behalf of the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council, a legislatively-enacted stakeholder board overseeing energy efficiency programs in the Commonwealth, and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board, a public board appointed to oversee energy efficiency and demand response programs in Connecticut.

Ellen graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a BA in geosciences and a minor in environmental studies. She was awarded the Edward Sampson Class of 1914 Prize in Environmental Geosciences for her geochemistry research and the Princeton Environmental Institute Leadership Prize for her environmental work. Ellen also graduated summa cum laude from the Vermont Law School with a Masters in Environmental Law and Policy and a concentration in Energy Law.

During her free time she likes to bake and decorate cakes; build and design websites; and ballroom dance.