Welcome to TEC, Felicia!

Felicia Federico joins TEC as Director of Funding & Research

The Energy Coalition is proud to announce the hiring of Felicia Federico as our new Director of Funding and Research.

Felicia comes to The Energy Coalition with over 30 years of experience managing multi-disciplinary science and engineering projects and grants. Her expertise is focused on energy, water, environmental justice, and ecosystem protection research. She most recently served as Executive Director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, where she collaborated with TEC on several projects, including the Bassett Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community.

In her new role, Felicia will bring her deep energy industry, grant acquisition management, and research expertise to secure energy funding opportunities in partnership with public sector organizations to design and deliver decarbonization programs and services. She will play a critical role in identifying funding opportunities, establishing partnerships, and developing projects. Furthermore, she will help TEC share lessons learned and implementation challenges across our portfolio of programs by drafting publications and interfacing with academic research partners.

“We are thrilled to welcome Felicia to The Energy Coalition,” said Executive Director Craig Perkins. “Felicia’s deep experience in clean energy and her proven track record of success make her an ideal leader for this new position at TEC. I am confident that she will help us achieve our mission of empowering communities to leap into the future of clean energy.”

Felicia holds a Doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering from UCLA, a Master of Arts in Physical Geography from UCLA, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

“I’m excited to join the inspiring, innovative, and ethically-driven team at The Energy Coalition,” said Felicia. “I’m thrilled to contribute to TEC’s commitment and vision of achieving equitable clean energy in communities across California. This work is an essential contribution to addressing climate change and creating a just future, and I’m proud to support TEC’s leadership in the clean energy transition.”

Want to work with Felicia and the rest of TEC’s team of trailblazers and advocates for a sustainable energy economy? You can check out our current job openings here.


July 24, 2023


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