Founder and CEO
Kristin Cooper has over thirty years’ experience designing programs, both as a grant writer and project manager. Kristin holds a master's degree in program evaluation and administration with a focus on organizational management from CSU, Chico. In 2009 she established Grant Management Associates, a federally recognized Women-Owned, State Certified Small Business in California that specializes in funding identification, grant development, technical writing courses, and strategic planning for corporations, nonprofits and municipalities.
Kristin was a registered lobbyist for three years. She was instrumental in obtaining a $100M line item in the DOE budget. She is the past Founder and Director of California State University, Chico’s Environmental Resource Program and was a Full Professor in the College of Engineering. She also started North State Renewable Energy Group, a nonprofit partnership between CSU, Chico, government agencies, businesses, and activists in the Chico, California area which focuses on renewable energy projects on the CSU, Chico campus.
While in the College of Engineering she was appointed founding Director of the Concrete Management Program. She has been an expert witness for the State of California’s Attorney General’s office regarding fiscal management issues. She has served on many non-profit boards and on various committees as an expert in sustainable building design.
Certified Sustainable Development Practitioner
Association of Energy Engineers
Master Certificate in Concrete Fundamentals
Hanley Wood, World of Concrete
Green Building and Sustainable Design Certificate Program
UC Davis; Land Use and Natural Resources, and Business and Technology coordinated with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Sustainability Performance Metrics
Natural Logic, Short Course Certification on the selection and use sustainability performance metrics and incentives.
Special Certification in Environmental Justice (Train the Trainer), United States Environmental Protection Agency