Sara is a research fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the University, Sara was the founding director of BRC-Canada and director of clean economy at the Pembina Institute. Sara has over a decade of experience in cleantech, sustainability, and markets, working with utilities, renewable energy developers, financial institutions, governments (provincial and national), and oil and gas companies. She sits on the board of Emissions Reduction Alberta and the expert panel for Clean Growth with the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, and was a member of the Alberta Clean Technology Task Force.
Previously she was the manager of the cleantech practice at McKinsey & Company where she developed an integrated North American supply and demand electricity market model. She holds a PhD in physics from the University of Geneva and has lived and worked in the United States, France, Switzerland, and Canada.