Debora Ley

Debora Ley, Editor
DPhil in Geography and the Environment, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
MSc in Civil Engineering, Building Systems Program, University of Colorado at Boulder
BSc in Electromechanical Engineering, Centro Universitario México División de Estudios Superiores

Debora is a Renewable Expert in USAID’s Central America Regional Clean Energy Initiative, working with TetraTech. Her DPhil dissertation topic analyzed if rural renewable energy projects can simultaneously meet the multiple goals of sustainable development, climate change mitigation, and climate change adaptation and if so, under what conditions, focusing on Guatemala and Nicaragua. Debora has worked at Mexico’s National Energy Savings Commission in the Cogeneration and Renewable Energy departments before joining Sandia National Laboratories, where she was the Program Manager for the Central America and Mexico Clean Energy and Environment Program, jointly funded by the US DoE and USAID. She has also worked as a consultant for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the InterAmerican Development Bank, the Latin America Energy Organization, the World Bank and Chemonics. She is a volunteer with Engineers Without Borders, Johns Hopkins chapter and has published diverse articles on topics of rural renewable electrification, especially technical codes and standards, and diverse topics linking renewable energy, climate change and sustainable development.

Katherine MedinaKatherine Medina, Editor
BA in History, Harvard College

Katie is a native of Bridgeport, Connecticut and currently resides in Boston. She has been editing for S&S since 2013. A 2010 graduate of Harvard with a degree in History, she spent the year following graduation traveling around the world as a John H. Finley Fellow. Upon returning home she spent a summer as a New Sector Fellow in Boston working on quality assurance with Boston Senior Home Care (BSHC). After a year with BSHC she took up a position with Goodwill Industries of Denver working as a member of their Program Monitoring and Evaluation group.  More recently she has returned to Boston and now works for Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries in South Boston as their Quality Assurance Manager.