Suzanne Tegen is the Assistant Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) with expertise in energy economics and policy, and a Ph.D. in Energy Policy from the University of Colorado. At the Center, she works on clean energy policy education, research, and solutions for decision-makers including state legislators, governors’ energy offices, and others. Her current work also includes research on the equitable transition from coal power in rural America. Suzanne came to CNEE from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where she spent 14 years as an energy analyst, researcher, and manager of the Technology, Engineering, and Deployment group for wind and water power. She is passionate about mentoring and energy education, diversity, and inclusivity, and is a founding member of Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy and served on their Executive Committee for 9 years.