Summer Sandoval is the Energy Democracy Coordinator for UPROSE. Summer was born and raised in Southern Maryland. From a young age, Summer has been inspired by environmental threats and climate change. She came to New York City in 2012 to attend New York University, where she earned her bachelor's in Environmental Science and developed her interest and passion for environmental justice issues. In 2019, Summer completed her Master's of Science in Sustainable Environmental Systems at Pratt Institute. Prior to UPROSE, Summer worked as an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps fellow for the City of Austin, Parks and Recreation Department, where she developed a planning framework and resource toolkit for resilience hubs (emergency shelters with resilient off-grid power supply). Summer is adamant about a clean energy future and innovative climate resilient planning.