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Employee Q&A: Meet Kyana

Updated: Jun 3

What interested you in working at Clean Energy NH?

I was drawn to Clean Energy NH’s approach to making a tangible difference in the world and the team’s enthusiasm about the work that they do. I’m thrilled to be joining in efforts for a more sustainable future in New Hampshire at a time when implementing workable solutions for our current energy infrastructure is more important than ever. 

What were you up to prior to working at the organization?

Prior to joining Clean Energy NH, I worked in a variety of social and environmental justice-related roles, including leading nonprofit communications efforts for environmental and community resilience programs in West Africa, and overseeing cold case forensic research in the United States.

Why did you decide to work in the clean energy industry?

I was very drawn to the opportunity to have a meaningful impact on New Hampshire communities and contribute to a more sustainable future. There's an incredible amount of groundbreaking work happening in the clean energy industry today, and I'm eager to be a part of it.

Describe your position in more detail. Who will you be working with and what will you be doing?

As Communications Coordinator, I’ll be working to develop Clean Energy NH’s media and communications strategy. This includes supporting the organization’s events, and creating digital media resources and campaigns that support our mission and programs and keeps our members and supporters informed about our work.

What aspect of your job excites you most? Why?

I’m excited to work with dedicated individuals who are passionate about creating change, and help to build partnerships across various sectors. I’m looking forward to contributing to the positive transformations that are happening across the state!

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Taking risks and being curious will lead to some incredible opportunities, so keep exploring.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

Usually you can find me taking a walk with my dog or reading a book. I’ve also recently taken up rock climbing which has been a good challenge!

A typical weekend for me is…

Fitting in a long walk somewhere, seeing friends, catching up on whatever book I’m reading at the moment, and trying new recipes.

What’s on your bucket list?

I’d love to visit New Zealand and hike around the southern island.

If you could choose anyone to play you in a movie, who would it be?

Saoirse Ronan.

Tell us one thing most people don't know about you.

I once toured Italy as a member of a dance troupe!

Fun Facts:

Coffee or Tea? And how do you take it?

I love both! As for how I take it, it really depends on the day. I like trying new things!

Favorite NH Restaurant:

Green Elephant in Portsmouth NH

Favorite Musician/Band/Music genre:

I listen to a wide variety of music, but I’ve recently been enjoying listening to Jon Batiste and Fatoumata Diawara

Favorite Recreational Activity:

Hiking and Climbing

Favorite Holiday:


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