The Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy hosted a lunch and roundtable discussion with Dr. Sallie E. Greenberg, Associate Director of Energy and Minerals at the Illinois State Geological Survey. Dr. Greenberg discussed her academic and job histories, career paths, and perspectives on what it means to be a female leader in the energy industry.

Biography
Sallie E. Greenberg, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of Energy and Minerals at the Illinois State Geological Survey. She is the principal investigator for the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC), one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s seven regional sequestration partnerships and the founder of the Sequestration Training and Education Program (STEP). In these roles, Dr. Greenberg collaborates teams of scientists, engineers, and policy makers working on several carbon capture and geologic storage projects, including the Illinois Basin – Decatur Project, CarbonSAFE Illinois, CarbonSAFE Wabash, and the Illinois Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Projects. Over the last 15 years, she has consulted or contributed to more than 30 carbon capture and storage projects, especially in the areas of project development, risk reduction, and stakeholder engagement.

Dr. Greenberg’s combination of advanced degrees in low temperature geochemistry and education provide a unique perspective on understanding public challenges related to balancing societal demands for energy with environmental concern. She currently is a Prairie Research Institute Science Fellow. Dr. Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Secondary and Continuing Education and Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from Alfred University in New York.