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Megan Cain
Clean Energy Training Specialist

Megan Cain is a Training Specialist for the Center, where she manages the Renewable Energy Technology Diploma Series training program, customized trainings, and other workforce development opportunities. Megan has been involved in the environmental sustainability field since 2007.

After graduating from NC State in 2011, she became an Energy Fellow and Program Coordinator for the NC State University Sustainability Office until 2013, working on ways to more actively engage students with sustainability on campus. From 2013-2015, Megan served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama, working on school and community environmental outreach programs. After returning from Panama, she moved to Lancaster, UK to begin graduate school. While in Lancaster, she was the Communications and Engagement Supervisor for Green Lancaster, an environmental behavior change organization on campus. After submitting her dissertation about grassroots efforts versus infrastructural changes related to sustainability practices in Higher Education Institutions, Megan received her MA in Environment, Culture, and Society from Lancaster University in 2016. She also has her B.S. in Environmental Technology and Management from NC State University, received in 2011. Email:

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Allison Carr
Clean Transportation Specialist

Allison Carr joined the Center as a Clean Transportation Specialist in 2017. She is returning to Raleigh after several years in Houston where she worked as Clean Energy Policy Analyst for the British Consulate-General and as a Senior Air Quality Planner at the Houston-Galveston Area Council. In those roles, Allison coordinated efforts to promote alternative fuel vehicle deployment across Houston and Texas. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Nicholas School at Duke University. Email:

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Kimberly Conley
Senior Project Manager

Kimberly serves as a senior project manager for the Center’s Clean Power and Industrial Efficiency team.  She has many years of experience in outreach, extension and engagement. Her efforts in communication and business development highlight the importance of nurturing partnerships and collaborations with the ultimate objective of advocating for the competitiveness of North Carolina’s business and industry. Kimberly leverages the Center’s capabilities in order to to meet the needs and objectives of commercial, industrial and government entities as they pertain to energy efficiency and sustainability. Her efforts include extensive outreach and development initiatives to promote the Center as a resource in support of sustainability. She consulted directly for the U.S. Department of Commerce NIST-Manufacturing Extension Partnership on a national supply chain optimization initiative.  She previously served as assistant director of Energy Solutions as part of the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department, and worked for the NC Manufacturing Extension Partnership / Industry Expansion Solutions group. Kimberly has a master’s of arts degree in environmental communication from NC State University.