Deirdre joined CEE in 2019 as a community energy planner. She works in the Engagement and Education department with Xcel Energy’s Partners in Energy, which combines community-based work with strategic energy planning. She is also a co-chair on CEE’s Green Team and volunteers for multiple water organizations in Minnesota.
Deirdre came to CEE from a nonprofit where she did similar community and local government work for water sustainability and conservation. Along with her education in environmental and social sciences, she is trained in facilitation and received the 2019 Excellence Award for Volunteer Program Development from the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Leadership.