Sabrina Pedersen

Clean Energy Intern

Department: Clean Energy


Sabrina joined the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in November 2017 as a Clean Energy Intern.

In the fall, Sabrina’s work primarily focused on renovating the Clean Energy Toolkits.Since January 2018, she has helped manage MAPC’s peak electricity demand management program and conducted research about new demand response opportunities led by local electric utility companies.

Prior to joining MAPC, Sabrina served as the first Student Sustainability Liaison for UMass Lowell’s Office of Sustainability. Sabrina exercised her leadership skills further as president of the Undergraduate Society of Science Students in collaboration with the Kennedy College of Sciences’ Dean’s Office. She was simultaneously president of the Climate Change Coalition. As the main coordinator for the Lowell campus, Sabrina co-led the UMass Fossil-Free Divestment Campaign until a successful victory in May 2016 when UMass was recorded as the first public university in the nation to fully divest from direct fossil fuel holdings. Sabrina also served on the 2020 Academic Sustainability Committee and Climate Change Initiative Committee to enhance the educative experience of students at UMass Lowell.

Sabrina’s dedication to a sustainable future led to her being awarded the Chancellor’s Medal for Student Service and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for the 2017 theme ‘The Fierce Urgency of Now’.

Sabrina graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in May 2017 with a degree in Biological Studies and minors in Climate Change & Sustainability and Peace & Conflict Studies. Sabrina will begin her master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University in September 2018.