Conner Waters


Conner Waters joined the StraightUp Solar team in 2018 as a Solar Support Specialist. Within the year she moved to the position of Permit & Utility Specialist. Prior to joining the StraightUp Solar team, Conner earned her degree in Renewable Energy at Illinois State University. Conner has always been passionate about sustainability, the environment, and people. Working to promote renewable resources is the best way that she can imagine to bring these passions together.

While studying at Illinois State University, Conner was able to do some community outreach work with StraightUp Solar within local Central Illinois communities. Conner has also begun coursework to earn the Site Assessor Certification from the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), and is hoping to complete that valuable certification within the next 6 months.

In Conner’s spare time, the things she enjoys most are traveling, reading, volunteering, and spending time with her loved ones, including family, friends, and her cats. “Any day that I get to do at least one of these, is considered a fantastic day in my book.”

As a result of her work with StraightUp Solar during her undergraduate studies, Conner says that knew that StraightUp Solar was a place that she would feel comfortable and confident working at.

In Conner’s own words about why she is excited to work at StraightUp Solar, “It’s easy to see that together here we can make changes that will impact the future of renewable technology integration. The need for sustainability is something that resonates deeply with me and having this opportunity to work with StraightUp Solar is an exciting way to advocate for this.”

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