Aw heck, the CERTs folks are saying goodbye to our stellar Behavioral Science and Evaluation Manager, Alexis Troschinetz.
Alexis has been with CERTs since 2012, and plans to use this transition as an opportunity to see where her life’s journey takes her next. Fun fact, she is a thru-hiker of the Appalachian Trail! Maybe a full-time desk job wasn't such a great fit...
Alexis’s influence within CERTs has been vast and plentiful. Over the years she has infused behavior change science into CERTs programming (it turns out it’s not brainwashing or a cult!) She has led multiple trainings on the topic in Minnesota, and even presented at the national Behavior, Energy and Climate Change conference.
Alexis fostered strong relationships with utility representatives and community partners across the state as CERTs has helped with business and manufactured home park energy blitzes, to name just two examples. Once the projects were completed, Alexis conducted amazing evaluation work of the quantitative and qualitative results. She has presented at the American Evaluation Association and Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education conferences and authored four peer-reviewed journal articles.
On a more personal note, we’re going to miss Alexis’s sense of humor, her attention to detail, and her willingness to pitch in and help out in nearly every situation. Her kindness and inclusivity are legendary, and she has undoubtedly made our niche industry more welcoming and approachable. She’s left her mark on our work and our hearts!