Karin joined NREL in 1992 and currently leads NREL's research portfolio focused
on wind energy and wildlife issues for both land-based and offshore wind applications.
She serves as the Operating Agent for the IEA Wind Implementing Agreement Task 34,
an international collaborative focused on environmental issues related to wind energy.
In addition, Karin leads the Competitiveness Improvement Project, an effort under
the Distributed Wind research portfolio focused on supporting the distributed wind
sector to reduce the levelized cost of energy and increase the number of certified
turbines for distributed applications in the United States. Prior to joining NREL,
Karin was an analyst at the California Public Utilities Commission, where she worked
on issues on behalf of the California ratepayers, including the cost-benefit analysis
that ultimately lead to the closure and decommissioning of San Onofre Nuclear Generating
M.A. in Environmental Administration, University of California at Riverside; B.S.
in Economics, University of California at Riverside