How did you first learn about Form Energy?
I was listening to the Watt It Takes podcast when host Katherine Hamilton mentioned Form Energy as an exciting startup building a new type of long-duration energy storage technology. I was hooked.
What made you want to work at Form Energy?
Where do I even begin? First, the mission: energy storage for a better world. Every day, I know I’m working on something that will help solve climate change. Second, our technology. We’re reinventing battery chemistry with the lowest-cost, safest materials that can be deployed at global scale, which brings fascinating challenges both at the technology and business model level. Finally, the team. The team at Form is brilliant, kind, collaborative, and brings their full selves to work. I genuinely enjoy connecting and getting to know my colleagues every day.
What are your job duties and responsibilities at Form Energy?
I’m responsible for identifying the right products that unlock the greatest market potential for Form and delivering on our mission of building a better world. This includes working with our commercial teams to understand what are the most important product requirements that deliver value for our customers, working with our technology teams to understand what is possible and how to optimize technology trade-offs, and balancing both worlds to identify what the best product offering is that we can provide to customers.
What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
I love that I have the excuse to work across the company, from our policy, sales, analytics, technology, engineering, supply chain, finance, and research & development teams. Not a day goes by without me learning something new.
How would you describe your time at Form Energy in three words?
Energizing, inspiring, fast.
Has anything surprised you about working for Form Energy?
The kindness and generosity of our team!
What about working in the energy storage industry excites you the most?
The opportunity to build both new markets aligned with future grid needs (reliable, affordable, zero-carbon) and build new technology that solves those challenges.
What are your hopes for the energy storage industry?
That we achieve the cost and scale necessary so when we think about retiring thermal plants, instead of “maybe,” we say, “yeah, duh.”
What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
I enjoy stereotypical Californian activities: morning runs with my husband, baking sourdough bread, and reading.
If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?
The first time humans turned on a lightbulb.
What TV show are you watching right now?
Ted Lasso – I’m working on my Manchester accent.
What book did you last read?
“The Overstory” by Richard Powers. It completely changed how I view trees and our relationship with them. Right now I’m reading “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac, which is a great reminder of what makes America so beautiful.
Any hidden talents?
Impressions of SNL characters.