Fatima Abdul-Khabir

Energy Equity Program Manager, Greenlining Institute

Fatima Abdul-Khabir (she/her/hers) is the Energy Equity Program Manager at the Greenlining Institute. Growing up in a small Southern California desert town, Fatima has witnessed firsthand the environmental impacts that low-income communities and communities of color face: drought, extreme heat events, and poor air quality. She’s also seen the transformative effect of community water-saving efforts and how one house installing solar panels can start a chain reaction around the neighborhood. Fatima believes in achieving a just transition to clean energy by spotlighting communities of color and their needs in the decarbonization movement. She works in the Climate Equity team to further equitable energy policies and programs in California and beyond. In her previous role as a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Fatima supported state and federal programs with energy-efficient product procurement and renewable energy acquisition initiatives. Fatima was also a part of the sustainability team at San Mateo Community College District, and led development of the District’s Decarbonization Strategy. Fatima graduated from Cornell University in 2018 with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and a minor in Creative Writing. She is also an accredited LEED Green Associate who enjoys reading fantasy books, baking sweets and experimenting with espresso.