Linda Silverman is the former director of the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, an award-winning design competition that increases public awareness of renewable energy, energy efficiency and innovative building design. Before her retirement, Linda worked at the Energy Department beginning in 1988 on a variety of issues including workforce development and education, renewable energy market analysis, and climate change policy. Linda holds a M.A. in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a B.S. in finance from the University of Colorado.