Green Festival Speakers
Susie Chang is the Greater Los Angeles Regional Director for GRID Alternatives, a non-profit organization that installs solar electric systems for low-income homeowners in partnership with volunteers and job trainees. GRID Alternatives is the statewide Program Manager for the Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) Program on behalf of the California Public Utilities Commission. SASH is one of the California Solar Initiative’s two low-income programs and offers incentives on solar systems to qualifying low-income homeowners in the PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E service territories.
At GRID Alternatives, Susie manages programs, oversees operations, and expands partnerships out of the Greater Los Angeles office, which serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura Counties. Prior to GRID Alternatives, Susie was an educator and Project Manager in Los Angeles and a Program Officer and Country Director in Afghanistan and Tajikistan with international non-profit organizations. Susie graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA with a degree in International Development Studies.