Programs and Operations Manager
Sebastian Irby has been with EPN since the summer of 2018. Alongside the executive director Sebastian manages staff and the summer internship program as well as issues teams working on analysis. Sebastian is also the author of the EPN in Action bi-monthly newsletter and supports functional teams such as communications and partnerships.
Sebastian holds the inaugural B.A. in Sustainability Studies to be awarded by Wake Forest University. Throughout her collegiate career she worked to improve access to sustainability educational resources for students and professors and worked for the University’s Office of Sustainability on a variety of issues such as organizing the NC Power Dialog and tracking carbon pricing trends. Ms. Irby has worked on renewable energy projects and policy through NC State’s FREEDM Systems Center and the American Wind Energy Association. In 2016 she joined the Feast Down East team, working to strengthen local and sustainable food systems in her adopted hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. Before EPN she had most recently assisted with drafting a Climate Action Plan for the City of Winston Salem’s Sustainability Office.