Sarah Lee supports Graham’s Climate + Energy programs by facilitating stakeholder engagement and collaborative research. As part of the Energy Futures Initiative, much of her work revolves around U-M’s partnership with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). Through the development of webinars and educational materials on renewable energy and community energy management, Sarah helps local governments better understand and plan for clean energy infrastructure. She also helps organize research activities for the Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program, enabling interdisciplinary and engaged collaborations.
Sarah joined Graham in 2021 with a background in meteorology and experiences working in renewable energy forecasting, building energy analytics, and corporate sustainability reporting. Having presented research at several national conferences, Sarah is also an award-winning communicator and 3-year Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) protégé at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). She earned her M.S. in applied meteorology from Plymouth State University and a B.S. in meteorology from Valparaiso University with a mathematics minor.