Kirsten Stasio is a VP at MAP Energy, a renewable energy and natural gas investment firm based in Palo Alto, CA. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University, where she co-teaches Understanding Energy, a course that gives students the knowledge and tools to engage in the energy and sustainability sectors. She also helps with the CEE 107R/207R: E3: Extreme Energy Efficiency course hosted in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Institute.
Throughout her career, Kirsten has strived to translate her life-long passion for environmental sustainability into real impact across the policy, education, corporate, and investment sectors. Prior to joining MAP, she worked at Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) where she launched a new energy efficiency initiative with large businesses in the Bay Area. Kirsten also worked at Apple to implement energy measures at Apple's headquarters, retail stores, and data centers. Prior to that, she worked at the World Resources Institute (WRI), an environmental think-tank, where she worked with governments around the world to advance climate and energy policies.
Kirsten joined MAP and began teaching at Stanford in early 2015 after graduating from Stanford with an MBA and an MS degree in the Emmet-Interdisciplinary Program on Environment and Resources (E-IPER). Kirsten also earned a dual BA in International Relations and French from the University of California, Davis.