Energy Affordability and Climate VISTA 2023

Kiera Williams

Energy Affordability and Climate VISTA

Office: Hawaiʻi State Energy Office

Email: [email protected]

Based at the Hawaiʻi State Energy Office (HESO), Kiera Williams assists the HSEO with energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean transportation, and public education to help achieve a resilient clean energy economy, with a focus on the needs of vulnerable and underrepresented communities. Williams helps coordinate events with community partners and develop strategies to identify methods and materials to be used for outreach on cost saving energy conservation and clean energy projects.  

Williams has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Hawai’i Manoa. They served as an AmeriCorps NCCC Corps Member from November 2020 to July 2021 in the Southwest Region. They served as a contact tracer with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, as support staff to FEMA, local health agencies, and military medical units on  community-based and mega-site vaccination sites in New Jersey., and as a volunteer with Show-Me Central Habitat for Humanity and the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture in Columbia, Missouri.

In 2021 they joined the Climate Ready Hawaiʻi Cohort as the Energy Affordability and Climate VISTA. During their first year, they worked on a wide range of projects from nature-based solutions to energy building codes. This is their second year with the cohort.