Maggie Kelley serves as a Built Environment Project Manager for the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance. Her work takes her across the southeast region to engage in policy and programmatic discussions and decisions around increasing energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings. In this role, Maggie works to advance health, resilience, and lowering energy bills for residents and building owners across SEEA's 11-state region.
Maggie grew up as an educator's daughter in Columbus, Georgia where she grew a passion for youth engagement and improving communities through education and investment. She attended Georgia Tech where she graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy focusing on energy and environment policy and politics. She also received minors in Sustainable Cities from the School of Design and Leadership Studies.
Maggie started her career as the Policy Analyst for the City of Brookhaven from 2016-2018. In that role, she was able to guide the city's energy, environmental, and sustainability projects and priorities and aid in the design and creation of the Peachtree Creek Greenway for the communities alongside Buford Highway, the region's most diverse corridor.
Maggie's "Why?" is to build community and personal autonomy in low- and fixed-income communities and for vulnerable populations. She believes this is best done through meaningful engagement resulting in fewer day to day burdens ranging from environmental to technological barriers. Maggie's love for people is what wakes her up in the morning.