Laurel is a Senior Renewables Analyst for Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP, attorneys for the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC). In that role, Laurel engages in research and analysis of net metering and interconnection regulatory trends and supports IREC’s outreach and communication efforts. Prior to joining Keyes, Fox & Wiedman, located in Raleigh, NC, USA, Laurel was a policy analyst for the North Carolina Solar Center. She holds a MA in Sustainable Development from the School for International Training and a BA in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2009, Laurel was a Southeast Regional Network fellow for the Southeast Environmental Leadership Program and currently sits on Raleigh City Council’s Environmental Advisory Board. In her spare time, she is helping to start a non-profit urban farm in Raleigh and enjoys mountain biking.