Sara Barnowski


Sara graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010 with a BS in environmental engineering and a minor in environmental public policy. As an undergraduate, Sara helped establish a student-operated laboratory for the production of biodiesel from waste vegetable oil produced on campus. Sara also served as the undergraduate representative on the Energy Education Task Force, which developed and implemented an energy minor at MIT. Sara earned her MS in environmental engineering and science from Stanford University and then worked for the Carbon War Room where she was a member of the Energy Efficiency Operation. Following that, she was a Senior Analyst at CoEfficient, LLC, a start-up company that managed commercial and industrial energy efficiency projects, which used future energy savings to pay for the deployment of high-efficiency technologies. Sara is now pursuing her JD at Vermont Law School with emphasis on energy and natural resources law and business law.