Elise Ashley



BS in Mechanical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

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Elise Ashley joined Synapse as an Associate in the summer of 2023. She performs research and analysis—both quantitative and qualitative—on a wide range of energy topics, with a focus on energy efficiency policy and program design.

Prior to joining Synapse, Ms. Ashley worked as a Manager of Development Operations at The Possible Zone, designing and establishing best practices around data management and organizational strategy. Previously, she served as a Senior Engineering Consultant at Opinion Dynamics, leading the evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) impacts of utility energy efficiency programs across the Midwest and North Atlantic. More specifically, she conducted impacts across the residential and commercial sectors, verifying energy efficiency measures in lighting, hot water, weatherization, appliances, efficient products, refrigeration, and income qualifying programs, with a focus on residential heating and cooling systems.

Ms. Ashley holds a BS in in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.