Benjamin Colbert is a social entrepreneur dedicated to fighting climate change through clean technology. His passion for sustainability is contagious and is exemplified by his professional and academic successes in the industry. Benjamin has nine years of experience in clean technology, program implementation, and management consulting. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Justice, Law, and Society from American University where he focused on social change.
As an Energy Advisor at Tesla, Benjamin advised thousands of District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) residents, organizations, and business owners on environmental and financial benefits of solar energy and sustainability. While at Tesla, he personally deployed over two megawatts of solar energy and managed over 200 projects in the DMV area.
Prior to Tesla, Benjamin worked with federal agencies to effectively implement government programs. As a consultant at Chickasaw Nation Industries (CNI), he helped the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) transform the nation’s food safety system by developing and executing preventive control measures. In addition to the FDA, Benjamin also helped implement critical government programs for the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of the Interior (DOI), Department of Education (DoED), and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).