Jarra is the co-founder of the Community Power Agency, a not-for- profit cooperative that
supports the growth of a vibrant community-owned renewable energy future in Australia. She is
motivated by the power that people are engaging everyday to make real contributions to the
sustainability of their communities. She has also co-founded and worked for a range of
community organisations and social enterprises, from food to energy, advocacy to banking.
Jarra recently completed her PhD on the potential for community energy projects to contribute
positive social, economic and environmental outcomes for regional communities. Her research
focuses on the development processes, social enterprise models and diverse economic
arrangements that community energy projects engage. Jarra grew up between regional NSW,
the Philippines and Thailand.  Her other life passions involve riding bicycles, growing food
gardens, making ceramics and dancing.
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Jarra is the co-founder of the Community Power Agency, a not-for- profit cooperative that
supports the growth of a vibrant community-owned renewable energy future. She has worked
across a range of community organisations and social enterprises, from food to energy,
advocacy to banking. Jarra recently completed her PhD on the potential for community energy
projects to contribute to regional communities. Her research focuses on the development
processes, social enterprise models and diverse economic arrangements that community
energy projects engage. Jarra grew up between regional NSW, the Philippines and
Thailand.  Her other life passions involve riding bicycles, growing food gardens, making
ceramics and dancing.