Maxine is a generalist experienced in communications, research, and media-related activities. Her current career focus is on how to effectively communicate energy efficiency to the public; as well as how psychology can be used to influence behavior and decision-making around energy use. She was a CELI Fellow with the Clean Energy Leadership Institute in 2016, and has worked with the UN Correspondents Association, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Girl Up Initiative Uganda, and The Arlingontonians for a Clean Environment on energy and climate-related issues. Growing up in Zimbabwe, Maxine developed a love for the environment and an understanding of the importance of energy access and its role in achieving the sustainable development goals. She firmly believes the development banks and private sector have a critical role to play in ensuring clean sustainable energy for all communities.