Kirsten Stasio is CEO of the Nevada Clean Energy Fund (NCEF), Nevada's nonprofit green bank. She also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at Stanford University, where she co-teaches Understand Energy, a course that gives students the knowledge and tools to engage in the energy and sustainability sectors.
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. Before joining NCEF, Kirsten worked at MAP Energy, an energy investment firm, where she helped scale investments in renewable energy across the US. Her early career began at the World Resources Institute (WRI), a non-profit, where she worked with policymakers and other stakeholders to implement climate finance solutions. While getting her graduate degree at Stanford, Kirsten worked at Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) where she helped 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.
Kirsten 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.
The origins of Kirsten's passion for sustainability trace back to her childhood when she spent time on her family’s fourth-generation ranch in the Sierra Nevada foothills, a place where she enjoys spending time today with her husband and daughter.