Joan White is the Director of Storage and Interconnection Policy. She advances the rapid deployment of storage and solar through advocacy and as an expert witness in state and federal proceedings. Prior to joining SEIA, Joan served as a Hearing Officer and Senior Analyst with the Vermont Public Utility Commission and the Vermont state energy office. She holds a Masters of Environmental Law and Policy, summa cum laude, and a Certificate in Energy Law from Vermont Law School and a Masters of Science in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont. She lives with her two sons in Montpelier where she enjoys hiking, back-country skiing, and paddling.