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Maryland Program Director Lauren Barchi
Maryland Program Director Lauren Barchi

Lauren Barchi

Maryland Program Director

Lauren is a third-generation native of Baltimore City. She grew up playing in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay where she discovered her passion for the environment and the communities that live in its watershed.  As an environmental scientist and community activist, Lauren joins her love of people with her scientific background, striving to bring together diverse groups around common goals.  After years working in the government and private sectors, she is excited to be part of this team where she can help all Marylanders access solar energy.  Lauren lives in West Baltimore with her wife and dog, Cinnamon.

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Lauren@solarunitedneighbors.org
443-436-2590

Lauren Barchi

Maryland Program Director

Lauren is a third-generation native of Baltimore City. She grew up playing in the waters of the ...

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Andrea Hylant
Andrea Hylant

Andrea Hylant

Go Solar Program Coordinator

After majoring in environmental science and geology, Andrea discovered a passion for work that helps guide communities toward more sustainable futures. Research in food systems, waste systems, renewable energy systems, and the climate proved to her that one can work toward this goal in many ways. At Solar United Neighbors, she loves being part of projects that produce tangible results and help create a sustainable energy system. When she’s not helping educate homeowners about solar, Andrea can be found hiking, biking, or sipping coffee in any café across D.C.

Contact
andrea@solarunitedneighbors.org
202-888-3601

Andrea Hylant

Go Solar Program Coordinator

After majoring in environmental science and geology, Andrea discovered a passion for work that helps ...

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Carra Cheslin
Carra Cheslin

Carra Cheslin

Director of Engagement

Carra is passionate about connecting, activating, and engaging folks from all walks of life in the good fight to protect our mother earth. She has a deep connection to southern coastal Maine where she has spent much of her life treasuring the tidal marsh areas and beaches. The dots connected for Carra when she studied abroad in the Brazilian Amazon and felt small in such an immense and interconnected ecosystem. Carra joined Solar United Neighbors to impact tangible on the ground solutions and mobilize more folks to get involved with spreading the word about solar in meaningful ways. Carra loves cooking, skiing and being outside and is certified as a Wilderness First Responder and Master Gardener.

Contact
carra@solarunitedneighbors.org
202-854-9815

Carra Cheslin

Director of Engagement

Carra is passionate about connecting, activating, and engaging folks from all walks of life in the good ...

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Zach Schalk
Zach Schalk

Zach Schalk

Communications Specialist

Zach is a passionate storyteller dedicated to promoting justice. He believes in the power of human-scale stories to motivate action and the potential for collective action to shape a more just and equitable future. Building a society with distributed, community controlled solar power system is one step toward the future he hopes to see.

Contact
zach@solarunitedneighbors.org
202-888-3602

Zach Schalk

Communications Specialist

Zach is a passionate storyteller dedicated to promoting justice. He believes in the power of human-scale ...

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Advocates successfully fight for community solar policies that benefit all Marylanders

After three years of work, Solar United Neighbors of Maryland finally succeeded in passing community solar legislation in Maryland in 2015. We testified in ...
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