Merrian Goggio Borgeson's work focuses on energy policy and the financing and deployment of clean energy technologies. Merrian has worked with the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab (RAEL), the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, the California Public Utilities Commission, SunPower Corporation, and New Resource Bank. She is a past co-chair of the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) and founding chair of the UC Berkeley Energy Symposium. Merrian was also the managing director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), a non-profit that supports local business networks that are committed to improving the social, environmental, and economic vitality of their communities. She currently serves on the boards of both BALLE and the E.F. Schumacher Society. Merrian has an MBA from the Haas School of Business, a Masters in Energy & Resources from UC Berkeley, and a BA in International Relations from Stanford.