Alexandra Shade is the Workforce Development Manager for the GRID Alternatives Bay Area regional office and has been at the organization since 2019. She graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Innovation. She has collaborated with people around the world to work on the product design of low-cost, practical innovations to address global poverty challenges in developing countries. A San Diego native, she returned to California to pursue her interest in inclusive sustainable technology and found GRID Alternatives through their Solarcorps Fellowship program.