Nenha is an experienced community development professional and recently completed her Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of the Environment, specializing in Energy and the Environment. Nenha believes that the clean energy transition is one of the most critical opportunities to address the climate crisis and wants to ensure that low and moderate income communities are prioritized.
During graduate school, Nenha supported various efforts to advance decarbonization and the clean energy transition across the United States. She worked with the Yale Center for Business and Environment to implement an online training on clean energy. As an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, Nenha worked with the City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment to implement the city-wide Green New Deal. Additionally, Nenha worked with Forsyth Street Advisors to support the development of a state-wide green bank and a national fund to expand clean energy financing for community development financial institutions, and credit unions.
Before graduate school, Nenha worked on affordable housing development, philanthropy, and small business lending. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies with a minor in Architecture from Cornell University in 2012.