Kate works to generate solutions that overcome barriers to solar market growth through successful partnerships with decision makers and leaders, including local governments, utilities, and businesses. Through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Market Pathways Initiative, Kate leads a partnership between Salt Lake City and Utah Clean Energy to identify strategies to ensure sustainable and robust solar market growth in Utah. She has coordinated Utah Clean Energy's Community Solar and Drive Electric initiatives, community bulk-purchase programs design to increase solar and electric vehicle adoption by simplifying the purchase process and offering competitive pricing. In April 2014, Kate Bowman was recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for her efforts to promote and expand solar deployment. Kate served two terms with Utah Clean Energy as a member of the Utah Conservation Corps through AmeriCorps in 2012 and 2013. She received a BA in Government from Dartmouth College where she focused on environmental policy.