Isabel Sepulveda is a Project Manager for the Smart Grid Grants under the Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program. She oversees the selection, award and management of a $3B portfolio of smart grid modernization projects across the United States. Prior to joining DOE, Isabel worked in the clean energy tech sector, focused on client and project management for customer engagement software and demand response programs. This is Isabel’s second time as a federal employee, and she is excited to be in public service once again! Previously, she worked as a Country Manager at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, where she managed grant funding for the development of clean energy, environmental and water infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean. She holds a Master’s degree in International Business and Trade from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Arizona.