Jill Grey Ferguson, from Huddleston, Virginia, is pursuing a PhD in environment and resources at the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program at Stanford School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences. She earned a bachelor of science in material science engineering from the University of Virginia. Her mission is to realize a future in which building energy upgrades capitalized by utilities on equitable and inclusive terms can strengthen local workforce and tangibly improve the lives of everyone they serve. She is the co-founder of LibertyHomes which scales inclusive financing systems that make home energy upgrades accessible to all people without credit checks, upfront cost, or debt. Prior to LibertyHomes, she was a Truman Fellow at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy where she led the Rural Research Initiative. She has worked in the US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative as a solar technology fellow and as a photovoltaic cell researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.