Alissa Jean Schafer, M.S., manages solar communications and policy efforts for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Her role includes coalition and volunteer outreach, as well as public education and communications development. Alissa is based in Florida and has a special focus on the shaping of solar policy in the South East region.
Prior to SACE, Alissa had several years of communications experience in a variety of industries, including building materials, surge protection, education, and, most recently, solar. Alissa is also a published writer and national speaker and blogs about clean energy issues on a regular basis.
When not working to spread the sunshine, Alissa can likely be found cycling, doing yoga, or trying to figure out a new way to cook tofu. Originally from Michigan, Alissa is also a 4-H veteran and former state champion in archery. She completed her B.S. in Communications at Aquinas College and her M.S. in Communications at Grand Valley State University, both in Grand Rapids, Michigan.