Citizens Utility Board
Sarah is Deputy Director at the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), a Chicago-based nonprofit consumer advocacy group that represents the interests of residential and small business utility customers through outreach, education, litigation, and policy advocacy. She started at CUB in the summer of 2000 and has served in a variety of roles there, from providing direct consumer services to managing the organization's statewide education and advocacy efforts. These efforts have included the design and implementation of programs like the Illinois Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program, the CUB Energy Saver online behavior change tool, and the CUB Energy Responder program, an opt-in demand response initiative in which consumers used plugin load control devices to curb their peak usage. Sarah now oversees the development of CUB's clean energy outreach strategy in a way that uses policy research and community outreach to identify equitable and consumer friendly climate solutions. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Chicago.