Laurel is a Senior Policy Analyst at EQ Research. Her areas of expertise include net metering, interconnection, community solar and market trends. Laurel also contributes to EQ’s marketing, sales and communications efforts.

Prior to joining EQ, Laurel served as a Policy Analyst at the N.C. Solar Center at N.C. State University, where she coordinated the Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s Connecting to the Grid program.  She also researched financial incentives and regulatory policies for the nationally recognized DSIRE project. Prior to joining the N.C. Solar Center, Laurel spent three years in West Africa as a small business development agent for the U.S. Peace Corps.

Selected Publications & Presentations


  • MA, Master’s International Program in Sustainable Development, School for International Studies
  • BA, International Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill