Mia Oppelstrup has been working since the late aughts in climate action, including carbon footprint tracking and electric vehicle charging. She joined Recurve to continue following her passion to help decarbonize everything and curb the worst impacts of climate disruption.
Mia started her career as part of Nobel laureate Dan Kammen’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory where she was the program manager for the Cool California Challenge. The program grew to be the largest voluntary behavior-based household carbon footprint reduction program of its kind.
Most recently, she spent four years at an electric vehicle startup helping it grow from a team of 30 to a major IPO. She built the company’s first customer-facing data platform and provided insights to national retail and real estate partners related to decarbonizing transportation.
She earned her BA in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis on local environmental policy.
Mia lives the “green dream” in California with her husband, two plug-in cars and solar array. In her free time she sews, dances tango, and is working on a (very) long term project of converting a 1971 Ford F100 pickup into an “electruck.”