is an entrepreneur, executive, and systems thinker, applying disruptive innovation to international development to create a regenerative future. She is CEO and Founder of social business 10Power
which is providing renewable energy internationally to communities that lack access to electricity. 10Power works with local enterprises and communities to build capacity for solar, energy storage, clean water, gender empowerment and ecosystem restoration. In Haiti, 10Power is working with local partners and has provided project development and financing for solar on water purification centers, health organizations and major International NGOs. Sandra is a board member at the Foundation for Climate Restoration.Previously she worked with AutoGrid to scale the company through $14M in financing from a start-up to a global brand creating energy saving apps for utilities using smart meter Big Data. AutoGrid currently has 2 Gigawatts under management and is creating reliable demand side management and bringing distributed energy resources on to the smart grid. Sandra also Co-Founded and served as President and COO of energy efficiency company Powerzoa, which provides hardware and software for smart building management. Prior, she worked at Pacific Gas & Electric utility implementing the ClimateSmart program, which offsets carbon emissions associated with electricity generation. She has an MBA in Sustainable Business from Presidio Graduate School and a BA in Political Science and Visual Art from Emory University, taught Race, Activism and Climate Justice at SFSU and has guest lectured at CCA’s Design MBA and the Stanford University Atmosphere and Energy Masters Program. Sandra sees renewable energy as the key to providing clean water, gender empowerment and access to regenerative technology – a concept explored in her TEDx talk "Fourth World Nation Building."