Adam Bad Wound

Stanford Pride Interview Series

The Champions Interview Series featuring
Adam Bad Wound, MA ’05, MA ’06

Date: August 27, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
Venue: Zoom

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Join Stanford Pride for The Champions, a new interview series featuring Stanford alumni who are championing diversity and inclusion as members of the LGBTQ community.

Host Crys O’Grady (she/her/hers) ’12 interviews Adam Bad Wound (he/him/his), MA ’05, MA ’06, as they discuss Adam’s work in environmental justice and renewable energy, as well as his work with the Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund, with a focus on supporting a vision for Indian Country that is educational, entrepreneurial, and completely renewable.

This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Indigenous Alumni Association!

Crys O’GradyAdam Bad Wound

The format will be a 20 minute interview followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from the audience.  Learn more about The Champions on our website.

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Adam Bad Wound

About Adam Bad Wound

MA Education Policy ’05, MA Sociology ’06

Adam’s mission is to strengthen people and planet through philanthropy. He serves as Chief Development Officer at GRID Alternatives, an international organization that builds community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy. At GRID, Adam is also founder of the Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund, a philanthropic initiative that supports a vision for Indian Country that is educational, entrepreneurial, and completely renewable.

His career began at Stanford University at the Haas Center for Public Service, in a joint appointment with the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Since then, he has worked for more than a decade in environmental nonprofits, including the California Academy of Sciences, NatureBridge, and the Wilderness Society. Adam holds an undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College, graduate degrees from Columbia and Stanford, and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Harvard. Adam actively volunteers at Stanford where he serves on the National Advisory Board of the Haas Center for Public Service and recently completed a five-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Stanford Alumni Association.

Adam is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe (Lakota) and in his free time, you can find him exploring the badlands, grasslands, and Black Hills of South Dakota.