Sarah Lee supports Graham by facilitating stakeholder engagement and collaborative research across multiple programs. As part of the Center for EmPowering Communities, much of her work revolves around U-M’s partnership with the state of Michigan's Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). Through the development of webinars and educational materials, as well as leading the Catalyst Leadership Circle and Fellowship programs, Sarah helps local governments better understand and plan for sustainability initiatives. As part of the Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program, Sarah helps enable interdisciplinary and engaged research collaborations. She also co-organizes the Clean Energy Conversations series for faculty in partnership with IES, SEAS, and NERS.
Sarah joined Graham in 2021 with a background in meteorology and experiences working in renewable energy forecasting, building energy analytics, and corporate sustainability reporting. 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.