Program Manager, Affordable Solar Program
Lawrence joined Solar One’s Here Comes Solar Program to provide solar consultation and procurement assistance to affordable housing providers in and around New York City. Lawrence is a lifelong New Yorker originally from Jamaica, Queens, and currently lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Prior to Solar One, Lawrence worked at the Community Innovators Lab at MIT where he focused on advancing community economic development initiatives and participatory planning processes in the neighborhoods of Central and East Brooklyn. Lawrence developed his interest of solar and renewable energy adoption in NYC while working at the Natural Resources Defense Council on federal and regional clean energy policies and taking on membership leadership positions at We Act for Environmental Justice, where he worked to advance the Northern Manhattan Climate Action Plan. He completed his BA in International Studies from the City College of New York and his MS in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute. Outside of Solar One, you can find Lawrence biking around Brooklyn and exploring new places, watching the English Premier League matches and NBA games, or exploring alternative and indigenous ways of building sustainable structures.