Leigh manages operations, policy work, and event planning for MDV-SEIA. She coordinates sponsor and speaker recruitment, logistics, and strategic planning for MDV-SEIA’s annual regional conference, Solar Focus. Leigh provides policy support through coordinating state policy committee meetings, tracking and providing updates on state solar legislation, and working with membership and the Board of Directors to develop policy positions and goals. She holds a degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, focusing on policy and politics, from George Mason University. She previously held internships with Virginia project developer SolUnesco, GMU’s Center for Climate Change Communication, and I.O. Sustainability, LLC. She is a Virginia native who enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her golden retrievers.