Andrea Johnson is the Executive Director at Green Empowerment. She combines her experience in international community development, environmental conservation, organizational management and clean energy to advance Green Empowerment’s mission and impact.
Andrea began her international work in Ecuador, where she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer and trainer. She extended her stay to work with the Ceiba Foundation, Conservation International and the Ministry of Environment to implement SocioBosque, a REDD+ program that offers payments to landowners to guarantee its conservation over 20 years.
After almost four years living in bamboo hut in coastal Ecuador, Andrea landed in Portland where she worked for the Citizens’ Utility Board of Oregon and learned about energy policy, consumer advocacy and the utility regulatory environment. She later worked as a Program Manager at CLEAResult Consulting where she managed a large-scale residential energy efficiency program.
Andrea joined Green Empowerment in early 2016 and she loves that it allows her to continue to live in the great city of Portland and explore the beauty of the Pacific Northwest while following her passion for community empowerment internationally.