Senior Associate, Islands Energy Program
Rocky Mountain Institute
Ana Sophia is a Senior Associate within the Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI) Islands Energy Program, where her work with Caribbean islands helps to reduce their dependence on costly fossil fuels. As a part of this program, she has completed integrated resource plans in partnership with small governments and their utilities. Ana Sophia also supports RMI’s work in Puerto Rico, helping to develop a variety of programs that promote resilience for Puerto Rico’s energy infrastructure using renewable microgrids. She currently manages RMI’s Puerto Rico Renewable Microgrid Schools project and works to install microgrids in 12 school to improve electricity stability and ensure uninterrupted access to education for thousands of school-aged children in Puerto Rico. Furthermore, Ana Sophia works on a variety of electric mobility initiatives, including an electric bus pilot in Bermuda and a feasibility study for the government of Saint Lucia’s vehicle fleet.
Prior to joining RMI, Ana Sophia received her bachelor’s degree in environmental systems engineering from Stanford University. While at Stanford University, she worked on a variety of projects focused on sustainable development, including sustainable mobility in small island nations; household energy efficiency in Mexico; affordable housing development in San Jose, California; and renewable energy resources and climate change adaptation in Guatemala.