Portrait of Karen Petersen

Karen Petersen is a communications strategist in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Communications & Public Affairs Office. With more than 25 years of private-sector experience in publishing and marketing, Ms. Petersen specializes in writing, editing, strategic communications planning, and brand development. In addition to serving as the Tribal Energy Program communications lead from 2010 through 2015, she actively supported the development of the DOE Office of Indian Energy’s communications strategy, brand identity, and outreach materials. Ms. Petersen also served as the communications lead for DOE-led clean energy initiatives in Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands.