Megan Bettilyon

Megan has focused her career on the intersection of technology and social development.  She is a leader in developing sustainable energy and climate programs with extensive experience building and directing complex technical projects in the energy, infrastructure, healthcare, agriculture, and conservation fields.  In her career she has developed innovative technology for emerging markets and with a goal toward maximizing global impact.  She has a strong background in bringing to market advanced technologies and delivering sustainable and positive social impact.

While at Global Good, Megan directed a portfolio of technology development projects that included leading a team to develop a first-in-class model of the US Electrical Grid based on real-world data that is being used to provide decision support to organizations like Breakthrough Energy, and multiple state governments.  Additionally, she directed a new platform centered on executing co-funded initiatives with US government agencies to develop a remotely deployable lung ultrasound system, as well as a super-donor assay, and a next generation lyophilization device.  Additionally, she led Global Good’s collaborative efforts with multiple UN agencies to rapidly develop and deploy new products into developed and emerging markets.

Megan earned her master's degree in Climate and Renewable Energy from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and subsequently managed two university technology centers aimed at developing food and fuel from photosynthetic sources and instructing a new generation of clean technology scientists and policy makers.  Additionally, she has managed two separate research labs: a BSL3+ facility with a vivarium focused on kidney organogenesis; and a BSL 2 facility focused on indoor and outdoor algae cultivation for biofuel and food.

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