Jessie Ma is an IESO Distinguished Research Fellow at Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban Energy and conducts research in the integrated delivery of electricity, gas, and water conservation programs. She co-founded the ALERT project, which encourages energy conservation in Toronto’s low-income apartment buildings. Jessie spent over a dozen years at Hydro One and launched their integrated corporate responsibility program. She was selected as a DiverseCity Fellow by CivicAction in 2013-2014. She graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Master in Public Administration program and the University of Toronto’s Engineering Science program, and she is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Ryerson University.