Please join the Women in Energy program for a virtual roundtable discussion with Virginia Snyder, Energy Sector Specialist at the Inter-American Bank.Ms. Snyder will discuss her background and experience working in the energy sector. In addition to her career path and current work, she will discuss how the Inter-American Development Bank is mainstreaming gender in the operations of the energy division.

Biography

Virginia is an Energy Sector Specialist at the Inter-American Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC. She works for the Infrastructure and Energy Sector where she is working on program and policy issues across Latin America and the Caribbean. She is leading Gender Initiatives for the Energy Sector, is the focal point for innovation and digitalization, and is co-leading and working in new initiatives such as the future Energy HUB for LAC. She works on technical and operational issues on diverse projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Prior to her work at the IDB, she worked for the California Center for Sustainable Energy, where she was the Associate Program Manager for the California Solar Initiative (the US’s largest solar initiative) and worked for the US Department of Energy (DOE). She collaborated with the team members of DOE’s Solar Technologies Program working in the Solar America Cities program. Through this effort, 25 American cities have been working to accelerate the adoption of solar energy technologies for a cleaner and more secure energy future. Virginia earned an MBA from the University of San Diego, CA.   

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There is limited capacity for this event. We ask that you register only if you are sure you can attend this event in its entirety.

For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu.