Ugwem I. Eneyo is the co-founder and CEO of Solstice Energy Solutions, a start-up company specializing in IoT and software to connect and intelligently manage distributed energy resources in emerging markets. Eneyo’s Nigerian heritage created a strong passion for addressing the challenges and opportunities across the African continent. As a Masters and admitted Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, she focused on the nexus of energy, environment, and sustainable development of emerging markets. Her previous research includes working in rural Tanzania with faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Nelson Mandela Institute of Science and Technology in Arusha, developing techniques for rural water treatment. Eneyo also spent time in industry working as an environmental and regulatory advisor at ExxonMobil, supporting projects in Chad, Nigeria, and Southeast Asia.