Axum Teferra

Energy Planner

Department: Clean Energy
Phone: 617-933-0713


Axum Teferra joined the Clean Energy Division of MAPC in December 2014. As an Energy Planner, Axum is focused on renewable energy generation initiatives and on MAPC’s development of a regional climate preparedness and resiliency plan.

Prior to joining the Clean Energy Division at MAPC, Axum worked for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, where she managed the agency’s cleantech industry and government partnerships, and developed clean energy content and program support for Governor Deval Patrick’s international trade missions. Axum previously provided capacity-building support and planning tools for sustainability programs at Second Nature and conducted technical and policy research for the Charles River Conservancy. She has also worked in policy and planning with the US Congress; Lowerre, Frederick, Perales, Allmon & Rockwell; and Houston Tomorrow.

Ms. Teferra has a Master’s Degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, where she specialized in climate mitigation and adaptation. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Conservation from Texas Tech University.

Areas of Expertise: Climate preparedness and resiliency, renewable energy generation, cleantech innovation, energy efficiency, and climate equity.