Riana has worked in the clean energy industry since 2008. Riana is the Operations Manager and is responsible for delivering superior service to EQ Research clients and helping the Company operate more efficiently and effectively.

Prior to joining EQ, Riana worked for E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) from 2021 – 2023, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability from 2012-2018 and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) from 2008-2012. At E2, Riana helped to build a Southeast Chapter and organized several convenings on the “clean economy” (energy, environment, and sustainability), including codeveloping the inaugural Advocacy Day in North Carolina. At ICLEI, Riana provided support to local governments on 100% renewable energy and the Solar Marketplace and managed the technical assistance program for the Solar Outreach Partnership, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. At SEIA, Riana established partnerships and alliances with external organizations to advance the solar industry and managed relationships with the SEIA member law and accounting firms. Apart from Riana’s clean energy experience, she also was a Client Success Specialist at IT company, INE, in Cary, NC, from 2018-2020, where she coordinated IT training for Fortune 500 companies.


  • B.A., Political Science, University of North Carolina – Asheville, Graduated with Distinction