Dana Harmon serves as the Executive Director of the Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute in Austin. She is working to ensure the radically evolving energy sector provides opportunities to build healthy, thriving communities, leading collaborative efforts between industry, academia, and the social sector. Previously, Dana held leadership positions in multiple successful energy technology start-ups. She is an American Fellow of the German Marshall Fund, an Energy Transition Fellow of UT’s Energy Institute and serves on the City of Austin Resource Management Commission as well as on the Board of the Association of Women in Energy. She loves the hiking trails, fantastic local music scene and exploring all things Austin has to offer with her husband and two daughters.