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Sharon Hakeman Poore

Sharon Hakeman Poore

Understand Energy Project Manager, Precourt Institute for Energy

Sharon Poore is a Project Manager for the Understand Energy program at the Precourt Institute for Energy. She is currently leading the Understand Energy team's efforts to bring their course content to the world through an online web portal.

Sharon holds a BS degree in Mathematical and Computational Sciences from Stanford. She has over 20 years of program, project, and team management experience, primarily in the area of corporate learning. Most recently, Sharon worked for 14 years at MAP Energy, an energy investment firm based in Palo Alto, where she managed employee education. In that role, she developed and facilitated numerous webinars and interactive workshops for employees on a wide range of topics, including “Project Management for Non-Project Managers”, “Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace”, and “Working From Home During Coronavirus”. She also moderated book and film discussion groups addressing a variety of business and social justice topics. Prior to her time at MAP, Sharon was the Director of Education Services at Informix Software.

In her spare time, Sharon enjoys a variety of fitness activities, cooking healthy meals that taste good, playing duplicate bridge, reading, travel, and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband, Russell (also a Stanford grad), remain huge fans of Stanford and regularly attend sporting and other on-campus events.