As a result of systemically exclusive policies and historic underinvestment, socioeconomic and racial inequality are apparent in both access to solar and household energy burden. To understand better practices in creating an equitable expansion of community solar, Zahra leads Solstice Initiative’s Project with the Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technology Office. She brings a background in data-storytelling and holds a B.A. in Sociology and Philosophy. Her goals and desires surround radical intersectional societal change, but when she’s not daydreaming about utopia, or critiquing the status quo, you’ll find her walking in Prospect Park with her dog, Rocket, or eating her way through New York’s restaurant scene.