The Team

Meet New Sun Road

Like ecosystems, the best teams form and evolve over time. Working together, they co-create a core that makes them innovative, adaptive and successful. The New Sun Road team unites motivated tech talent with strong experience in developing markets and a shared commitment to a smarter, cleaner, sustainable energy future, driven by our data-enabled vision to get there.
 
Jalel Sager

PhD University of California Berkeley - Energy and Resources | Founding Director, California - Renewable and Adaptive Energy (CAL-RAE) | UC-Berkeley Research Associate & Lecturer (Energy access and economics) | Founding Director, Vietnam Green Building Council.

Jalel Sager

Co-Founder | Board Chair

Adrienne Pierce

MBA Thunderbird School of Global Management | B.S. Chemical Engineering, Lafayette College.| Head of Product Management, Iron Ridge | Program Director, REDI Project, SunEdison | Peace Corps Volunteer, Gabon, Africa | Board of Directors, Green Empowerment

Adrienne Pierce

Chief Executive Officer

Shivani Ganguly

MBA Presidio Graduate School - in Sustainable Management | BA Stanford University - Science, Technology, and Society | Advisor, NeuAxiom LLC.

Shivani Ganguly

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer

Michael Goldbach

PhD Stanford - Engineering Economic Systems | Sr. Director for Africa Initiatives, Microsoft | Managing Director, Samzam Consulting, Tanzania | Chief Solutions Architect, Rapt, Inc., acquired by Microsoft in 2008

Michael Goldbach

Chief Product Officer

Susana Arrechea

Ph.D. Universidad de Castilla La Mancha – Nanotechnology | Affiliate Professor, Universidad de San Carlos la Guatemala | Visiting Researcher, University of California Berkeley.

Susana Arrechea

Global Programs Director

Austin Cappon

BS University of California Berkeley- Environmental Science | Co-founder, CAL-RAE, UC Berkeley | UC Berkeley & Cisco Net. Academy

Austin Cappon

Co-founder | VP of IoT Engineering in Engineering

Nathan Carnizales

BS, University of California Berkeley – Physics | Lab Assistant at Ramesh Labs, UC Berkeley

Nathan Carrizales

Applications Engineer

Jose De Casas

BS University of California Berkeley - Energy Engineering

Jose De Casas

Senior Applications Engineer

Ileana 'Lee' Salazar Chavez

Advanced Energy Systems certified, ITIL 4 certified, CIS certified, Associates in Early Childhood Education and Family Studies from Portland Community College

Ileana ‘Lee’ Salazar Chavez

Project Management Intern

Michael Cohen

PhD University of California Berkeley - Energy and Resources | Developer, Energy PATHWAYS modeling software Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) | Lead developer for Griddle power system simulation | Business analyst, EnerNOC

Michael Cohen

Director, Software Engineering

Alan Engbrecht

University of San Francisco | Co-founder, Ergomek | Mechanical Technician, Intelergy

Alan Engbrecht

Production Manager and Mechanical Design Lead, Stellar IS™
Lin Hein

BS University of Michigan - Computer Science

Sophia Haoui

Software Engineer

Lin Hein

BS University of California San Diego - Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy | Fellow in Humanitarian Engineering - Global Ties | Campus Representative – Clinton Global Initiative, UCSD

Lin Thu Hein

Senior Applications Engineer

Jonathan Lee

PhD in Energy and Resources and MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley

Jonathan Lee

Co-founder | Director of Research

Robin Milshtein

MS Materials Science & Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute | BS Mechanical Engineering, Union College | Corporate VC, Strategic Marketing, Business Development, R&D, Saint-Gobain | Board of Directors, Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Robin Milshtein

Director, Business Development

Tyner Pesch

BA, University of California Berkeley – Environmental Earth Science

Tyner Pesch

Software Engineer

Jose Saavedra

BA in Physics at UC Berkeley

Jose Saavedra

Operations Specialist

Maya Sprouse

Fourth year Data Science and Industrial Engineering & Operations Research student at UC Berkeley.

Maya Sprouse

Data Science Intern

Araya Turner

B.A. marketing candidate Western Governor's University

Araya Turner

Marketing Intern

Ian Umeda

MFA School of Visual Arts - Photography, Video & Related Media. BA University of California Berkeley - Documentary Photography & American Identity.

Ian Umeda

Designer

Daniel Wehara

MS, BS University of California Berkeley - Mechanical Engineering

Daniel Wehara

Applications Engineer

Fujia Zhang

MA John Hopkins | International Relations and Economics Microgrid Data Standards Microgrid Market Research Hardware R+D

Fujia Zhang

Production Analyst

Team Guatemala

Alexander Alvarado

M.Sc. in urban management from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Architect graduated from the University of San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC).

Alejandro Alvarado

Guatemala Country Manager

Edna Cao

Vocational and labor guidance technician, home education teacher. Closed curriculum in the degree in psychology from the University of San Carlos de Guatemala.

Edna Cao

Trainer and Pedagogical Advisor

Edna Figueroa

Professor of applied sociolinguistics, teacher of bilingual intercultural education and tenth semester student of the Bachelor's Degree in Applied Sociolinguistics at the Mariano Gálvez University of Guatemala.

Edna Figueroa

Q’eqchi’ Trainer and Interpreter

Rosita Ordonez

Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of San Carlos de Guatemala.

Karen Avila Maldonado

Project Assistant

Yadira Morales

Expert accountant and eighth-semester student of information systems engineering at Mariano Gálvez University.

Yadira Morales

IT Technician

Join our Growing Team

Are you ambitious, hard-working and full of innovative ideas? If this is you, New Sun Road provides a range of opportunities to work on exciting and challenging projects in an inspiring workplace.