Kristin Deason, Ph.D, is a Senior Regional Officer for the Pacific program at GGGI. In this role, Kristin develops and implements projects that encompass activities in GGGI’s member countries of Fiji, Vanuatu, and Kiribati, as well as more broadly across the region. She is currently focusing on projects related to renewable energy, green entrepreneurship, and NDC planning and implementation.
Kristin has over 15 years of experience in renewable energy, sustainable transport, project management, and communications. Prior to joining GGGI, she developed renewable energy knowledge sharing programs at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and has also previously worked for leading US consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton where she managed renewable energy projects for the U.S. Army and Navy, and developed energy analyses and communications materials for the U.S. Department of Defense and the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E). Kristin has also worked extensively with the German Federal Government, the European Union, and the U.S. Department of Energy on renewable energy R&D programs and policy. In addition to her native U.S., she has lived and worked in several different countries including Poland, Germany, the UAE, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Fiji.
She holds a Ph.D in Systems Engineering with a concentration on Energy and Environmental Management from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.