Maurissa Brown joins NBI as a Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Clean Energy Diversity Fellow, focusing two years of research work with NBI to deepen her knowledge of the built environment and energy use. The RAY Fellowship focuses on increasing opportunities for BIPOC recent graduates to learn about, engage with, and enter the conservation and clean energy NGO sectors. This Fellowship pushes NGOs to acknowledge “the green ceiling” and calls environmental organizations to act on the unconscious bias, discrimination, and insular recruiting that exists within the sector in order to address diversity and increase recruitment and retention of BIPOC folks. Maurissa’s background in academic research and understanding of community expertise, health disparities, and identity intersectionality is a great asset to NBI’s research team.
Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Clean Energy Diversity Fellow
Maurissa is a recent graduate of UCLA and a RAY Clean Energy Diversity Fellow. She is focusing her Fellowship on the intersections of building science, energy efficiency, equity, and health.