Kelsey Clark is a Development Coordinator at The Solar Foundation. In this role, Kelsey focuses on identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donor prospects to expand our support base in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Additionally, she manages special events, including the day-to-day planning of the annual Summer Solstice. Prior to joining The Solar Foundation’s development team, Kelsey performed similar duties in development internships with several nonprofits, including Pink Ribbon Girls and the Institute for Policy Studies. Additionally, Kelsey has extensive environmental policy experience through internships with the United States Senate and the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The College of Wooster.
Kelsey Says: “As a sophomore in high school, our environmental club set an ambitious goal to bring clean energy to our campus. We negotiated a plan with a wind power company to build a turbine near the front of our school, both as a source of energy and a statement on our school’s commitment to the environment. I will never forget digging the foundation for the turbine, only to find out that there was too much red tape to cut through and the plan would have to be abandoned. This experience still serves as a reminder that many communities want to invest in renewable energy, but struggle to get these projects up and running. This is one of the many reasons I am proud to work at The Solar Foundation, where we help make the dreams of clean energy a reality for communities across the country.”