Shawn helps to manage SEIA's research and analysis activities. As part of his role, he oversees SEIA's National Solar Database and contributes to the SEIA/GTM Research Solar Market Insight report series. He also manages SEIA's solar and schools work and provides support to other research initiatives. Before joining SEIA, Shawn held positions in community organizing, academic research and international consulting. He holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Juniata College and an MPA degree from The George Washington University. In his spare time he enjoys running, hiking, and planning excursions back to his home state of Maine.