Sara Ross is an entrepreneur and advocate committed to advancing a just, clean-energy future. In 2011, Sara launched Sungage Financial, a residential solar finance company that pioneered the solar loan and has made solar accessible to thousands of homeowners. Under her leadership, Sungage was recognized by the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative for its innovation in reducing the cost of solar. Sara is also a co-founder at UndauntedK12, an organization focused on activating the K-12 sector in the climate emergency. A native of the Valley, she has spent countless childhood and adult hours walking, running, and bird-watching on Kestrel-conserved lands. She lives in Amherst with her husband and two kids.