Karin Burns has a vision: to make every home healthy, decarbonized and energy efficient. She brings her vision to life by setting strategic direction for Franklin Energy's Pacific region and fostering a culture of innovation and thought leadership around cutting-edge EE program design. In addition to serving as Executive Director of the former Build It Green organization, Karin brings over 20 years of leadership experience in executive management, finance, strategic partnerships and business development, 12 of which have been in environmental companies from solar and energy technology to forestry carbon offsets. She holds an MPA from Harvard University, an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School and a BA from Duke University. She was a Fulbright Scholar in India, speaks Spanish and Portuguese, and lived overseas for almost a decade in countries ranging from China to Brazil to the UAE.