Shana Silver is a Philanthropy Associate for Global Initiatives at Energy Innovation, where she helps manage global partnerships and grantmaking efforts focused on the adoption of sectoral climate policies in key countries around the world.
Before joining EI, Shana worked as a Program Assistant at the Meyer Foundation, a grantmaking institution focused on racial justice and systems change work in the Washington, D.C. region. In this role, she assisted in managing the organization’s grantmaking process and portfolios, and oversaw relationship management and a grantee capacity building program.
Shana holds an M.S. in International Development from the University of Edinburgh, where she focused on the intersection of sustainability, poverty, and equity, and a B.A. in Sociology and Leadership Development from Penn State University. During her studies, she worked with international government leaders, funders, NGOs, corporations, and communities to organize solutions to issues including climate change, infrastructure development, poverty alleviation, and energy equity.