Megan Howes is the program coordinator for the Solar Training Network, a program led by The Solar Foundation. Her focus includes building program capacity to bridge gaps and improve communication among all stakeholders in the solar workforce. Megan comes to The Solar Foundation from a background in environmental science and communications. As an undergraduate, Megan had a unique opportunity to assist the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in creating channels for stakeholder collaboration regarding environmental affairs and the maritime economy. Before joining The Solar Foundation team, Megan served as the constituent and legislative affairs intern at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. These opportunities provided her with a first-hand understanding of the importance of partnerships and communication among stakeholders, and she now applies these principles to support a strong solar workforce. Megan holds a Bachelor of Science in Environment from McGill University.

Megan says: “I am proud to work with such a dedicated and dynamic team, and am inspired by The Solar Foundation’s mission to make a real difference in strengthening a resilient, renewable energy economy. My role affords me the opportunity to actively support the social and economic components of sustainable development by connecting individuals with empowering solar careers, and helping communities to embrace solar energy as a catalyst for a brighter future.”