Dr. Eugene S. Smotkin of Northeastern University founded the Technology and Education Center for Renewable Energy, as a 501(c)(3), in 2008. Dr. Smotkin is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and is the chief advisory board member at TECRE.

Sage Matzker is a candidate for a bachelor in science degree in Chemistry at Northeastern University. She is interested in pursuing governmental science work. Sage believes that climate change is a governmental problem just as much as a scientific problem.