Dr. Linda Davis serves as the Director of Partnerships at wPOWER Hub, where she directs efforts to build a global partnership promoting the central role that women must play in leading the adoption of clean cooking and lighting technologies to address both energy poverty and climate change. She was the former advisor to SmartCook Energy, a start-up company focused on introducing ethanol as a cooking fuel to Sub-Saharan Africa. She has held senior level positions in San Diego CA in the renewable energy and biosciences sector. Dr. Davis earned her undergraduate degree in Food Science and Technology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya. She completed her PhD in Microbiology and Biotechnology at the University of Western Sydney. Dr. Davis also holds certificates in Petroleum Refining, Project Management, Finance and Accounting (Stanford University) and Designing Renewable Energy Systems (University of Nairobi).