Photo of Lindsey RowellLindsey Rowell began serving as deputy director of the Office of Sustainability for DGS in March 2021. She comes to DGS with an extensive background in facilities, energy management and sustainability.

Lindsey previously worked as the director of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability for California State University, San Marcos. In that role, she was responsible for the university’s initiatives to achieve both zero net energy as well as carbon neutrality by 2040 and zero waste by 2025. In that capacity, she oversaw energy efficiency project development and implementation, enrollment in demand response programs, and utility forecasting. She also oversaw the initiation of a campus microgrid (solar plus storage) to address resiliency during power outages. 

Prior to that role, Lindsey worked at the CSU Chancellor’s Office where she was responsible for strategy, planning and policy relating to sustainability initiatives systemwide. She served on the Energy Policy Advisory Committee for the Governor’s Office, making policy recommendations on energy and renewable power. At the Chancellor’s Office, she was responsible for electric vehicle infrastructure at state campuses. 

Lindsey has a bachelor’s degree in neurobiology and a master's degree in Business Administration.