Sonrisa Lucero

Special Advisor for Stakeholder Engagement, Office of Energy Justice and Equity

Sonrisa Lucero is a Special Advisor for Stakeholder Engagement in the Office of Energy Justice and Equity where she leads DOE-wide efforts to integrate community voice into DOE decision-making and build trusted relationships with impacted communities on the frontlines of the energy system.

Sonrisa Lucero was most recently the Equitable Buildings Decarbonization Manager at RMI where she led the efforts to integrate equity into carbon-free buildings policy and advocacy.  Previously she worked to advance equitable sustainability and climate policy at the City and County of Denver in the Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency and to cost-effectively reduce energy consumption and increase the sustainability of the built environment as a Consulting Energy Engineer at Sustainnovations, LLC and Eaton Energy Corporation (formerly EMC Engineers).

A lifelong activist for social justice, Sonrisa is skilled at building coalitions and guiding diverse stakeholders to equitably advance sustainability and combat climate change.  Sonrisa was born and raised in Denver, CO and graduated from Stanford University with an Individually Designed Major, Environmental Systems Engineering.