About

A professional bio

Dr. Anna Schneider is the co-founder and CTO of WattTime, a cleantech nonprofit that connects people and smart devices to cleaner electricity. Anna is passionate about addressing climate change by using data, software, and computational research to promote the effective use of clean energy resources. Before leading software development at WattTime, her work ranged from analyzing weather patterns at wind farm sites at 3TIER, to simulating how plants harvest solar energy at UC Berkeley. Anna has been named an Echoing Green Climate Fellow, Forbes 30 under 30 in Energy, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and is an author on five scientific publications. She holds a PhD in Biophysics from UC Berkeley and BS degrees from the University of Washington.

A human bio

For work, I’m best in jobs that are fundamentally about “why” and “what does it really mean when…” questions. I’ve felt this click for me in a range of roles, including science, product management, design, writing/editing, and teaching/training. I’m happy to be tasked with as much of the “what” and “how” work as necessary (including writing quite a lot of software) to figure out the right “why” questions to be asking, and to answer those questions. Thumbs up to best practices, good frameworks, and creative strategies.

Outside of work, I like dancing, food projects, podcasts, and volunteering with the Unconscious Bias Project. Currently living in the East Bay CA with queer ladies and their adorable cats.

Speaking