Mary Tobin is an associate in RMI’s Carbon-Free Electricity practice, where she leads work on the Virtual Power Plant Partnership (VP3) Initiative. VP3 is an industry coalition working to scale virtual power plants by overcoming policy, awareness, and market barriers to unlock widespread community benefits. In addition, Mary supports the RMI India team through grid flexibility research, modeling, and analysis.
Prior to RMI, Mary worked as a mechanical engineer at CRB driving sustainability and utility master plans for multi-building pharmaceutical facilities. In addition, Mary was a Fulbright scholar in Germany, where she taught English and clean energy concepts to high school students. While on Fulbright, Mary was a lecturer for the Basics Sustainability course at a local German university, Technische Hochschule Deggendorf.
Mary earned her BE, Mechanical Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering and her BA, Engineering Sciences, Dartmouth College. She became a Certified Engineer-In-Training (EIT) in 2020 and acredation as a WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) in 2021.