Women in Engineering and Energy Student Workshop

Tuesday March 12, 2024 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fisher Fine Arts Library
220 S. 34th St.
Philadelphia , PA 19104

Anna Siefken, Deputy Director of the Federal Energy Management Program at the Department of Energy, will meet with students to discuss careers in energy and engineering. This is a great mentorship opportunity, especially for women engineers beginning their careers. Request a seat at the table for a unique networking opportunity.

Please note this event is closed to the public and only open to select students. If interested, please contact Oscar Serpell


Anna Siefken

Deputy Director, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)

Department of Energy

Anna J. Siefken, LEED AP BD+C, has spent her career making the business case for industrial efficiency, climatetech innovation, and building performance as a means to address the world’s energy challenges and the global urgency of climate change. She is deputy director for the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Infrastructure. She concurrently serves as delegate to represent the United States on Mission Innovation’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) with oversight on Zero Emission Shipping, Industrial Decarbonization, and the Green Powered Future. Previously, Siefken was Senior Advisor and Commercialization Executive to the Department’s Office of Technology Transitions, where she championed long duration energy storage (LDES) deployment through public-private partnerships with industry. Since 2020, she has been an appointed U.S. DOE Ambassador for Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E), a position she serves at the request of the U.S. Secretary of Energy.

Before joining DOE, Siefken was the inaugural executive director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Energy Institute, which the American Energy Society designated as among the “Top 10 Energy Elites.” She led the Institute to uncover breakthrough technologies to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low carbon energy future. Siefken worked extensively to develop the climatetech innovation ecosystem, with aligned start-ups capturing more than $313M in follow-on funding during her tenure. Prior, Siefken was VP of Strategic Engagement and 2030 District Director for one of the largest chapters of the U.S. Green Building Council. Before that role, she was Principal and Officer at ICF, and Global Product Merchant for Energy and the Environment at The Home Depot. Siefken is a graduate of Duke University.