Precourt Institute for Energy


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  • Arpita Kalra

    Arpita Kalra

    Program Manager, Precourt Institute for Energy

    BioArpita Kalra is a program manager at the Precourt Institute for Energy. In this role she supports the Institute's outreach efforts and manages current and upcoming external engagement programs. Prior to Stanford, she worked in the advertising industry as a media planner and buyer where she developed and executed marketing campaigns across print, electronic and social media. Arpita holds a masters in Marketing Communications from the Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) in India and a bachelors in Statistics from Delhi University.

  • Lizzy Kolar

    Lizzy Kolar

    Bits & Watts Program Manager, Precourt Institute for Energy

    BioLizzy is the Program Manager for the Bits & Watts Initiative at the Precourt Institute for Energy. In June 2021, Lizzy completed her master’s degree in Stanford’s Sustainable Design and Construction program. In 2015, Lizzy received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University, then joined the Edison Engineering Leadership Development Program at General Electric. She left GE in 2017 to manage the installation of a clean-water center and solar mini-grid in Sierra Leone, Africa. After returning to the US, Lizzy worked for Ameresco where she developed design portfolios to reduce water and energy consumption for military base housing. In 2020, Lizzy interned with Bits & Watts where she researched the viability of widespread microgrid deployment across the US.