Erin GrossiChief Economist, UL LLCErin.firstname.lastname@example.orgAreas of Expertise: renewable energy, distributed power systems, trends and technology for increasing renewables to grid systems, building sustainability, indoor air quality trends and technology, UL's many industry touch points including life safety and chemical safety. Erin Grossi serves as the company's chief economic strategist, providing the organization with macroeconomic analysis, insight and trend forecasts. Erin recently completed a UL-sanctioned research project that included on-the-ground research of Germany's energy ecosystem and its usage of renewable energy. The white paper titled "Putting the Pieces Together: Transition and Transformation in Global Energy Markets" explores the key differences between the German and American approaches to adding increased renewables to grid systems. Her work on renewable energy earned her a "40 Under 40" award from Midwest Energy News. Erin has also done extensive research in the area of building sustainability and previously completed a study forecasting where future dollars will be spent in this area.In her 10 years with UL, Erin has served as the Director of Corporate Innovation and Director of Global Government Affairs in UL's Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining UL, she held a variety of roles in the financial sector.Ms. Grossi is completing a Doctorate in International Trade at Georgetown University, with a specialization in U.S.-Mexico affairs, and already received an M.A. from Georgetown in International Trade and Relations. She received an Honors B.A. from Marquette University in International Relations and Spanish Language and Literature.