Program Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Yashima supports the building technology commercialization, early market transformation, and deployment of innovative research and analysis programs by providing key program management support. She serves as a key team member for deployment and tech-to-market programs at LBNL, including IMPEL and Cradle2Commerce at Berkeley Lab. IMPEL is a program that offers pitch-training workshops, mentoring, and commercialization pipeline opportunities to innovators developing new technologies, services, and products related to buildings and energy technologies. Cradle2Commerce, on the other hand, accelerates the commercialization of national lab-developed IP by bringing together the strongest teams to commercialize cutting-edge national lab technologies, and providing them with support. She also works on a program that aims at supporting India in accelerating its climate ambition by identifying specific opportunities in decarbonized and clean energy system pathways, accompanying benefits that would be achieved, and facilitating progress with transformative modeling, implementation and investment actions. Before joining LBNL, Yashima worked with the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) on Solar Decathlon India and data-driven assessment and analysis for the new IIHS Campus being built in Bengaluru. At IIHS, she lead the development of dashboards and graphics and coordinated with other teams at IIHS to understand their use cases for data collection. She also assisted with developing controls and algorithms. Before joining IIHS, she also worked with GBCI where she was involved in the development of the LEED Residential green rater training program and educational content on LEED Zero and LEED Residential 4.1.