Adria Brooks is a doctoral student in Electrical Engineering and the Energy Analysis and Policy program. Prior to graduate school, she worked for several years as a Research Specialist in an outdoor solar photovoltaic test facility at the University of Arizona. She worked with different electric utilities, private companies and citizen groups to help answer the solar energy questions they found most relevant. She had a particular focus in educational outreach, helping to develop solar energy curriculum for community college students, middle school Girl Scouts, and education levels in between. Her current research is on electric power systems, with a focus in electricity market designs. Her current thought-experiment is on the relationship between unionized labor and renewable electricity.