Staff

Capri Schafner

Capri Schafner

Contact: 210-458-7970 | capri.schafner@utsa.edu
Occupation: Senior Administrative Associate

Educational Background:

Texas A&M University 2008 Bachelor of Arts, English; Communication

Professional History:

In 2008 Capri Schafner started as the Senior Administrative Associate at the English Language Institute at Texas A&M University. There she was given the opportunity to work with international students representing over 25 different countries and be the key point of contact for students through admission processing, new student orientation, academic advising, event coordinating, and TOEFL preparation.  In addition to her work with students, Capri Schafner assisted 14 faculty members and coordinated three volunteer programs totaling over 300 volunteers each semester. In 2010 Capri Schafner began her career at the University of Texas at San Antonio by becoming the Financial Aid Officer for the Study Abroad and TASFA programs. 

Her new position as the Senior Administrative Associate at the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute continues her work in higher education, but most importantly, allows her to have direct community impact as the communication specialist, event coordinator, and proposal assistant for the Institute.
 

Related Projects: Eagle Ford ShaleElectrification of TransportationEnergy Conservation & Residential ConsumptionEnergy Water NexusLarge Scale Photovoltaic IntegrationSan Antonio Clean Energy IncubatorUTSA Solar Forecasting ResearchWind Energy Research


Diana Ruiz

Diana Ruiz

Contact: 458-6455 | diana.ruiz@utsa.edu
Occupation: Administrative Associate

Diana Ruiz is the Administrative Associate  for the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute.

Her background at USAA and various UTSA departments provides expertise in her field as our main point of contact for purchasing, inventory, and travel. 

Related Projects: Electrification of TransportationEnergy Conservation & Residential ConsumptionEnergy Water NexusLarge Scale Photovoltaic IntegrationSan Antonio Clean Energy IncubatorWind Energy Research


Lisa Allison

Lisa Allison

Contact: 458-5082 | lisa.allison@utsa.edu
Occupation: Fiscal Manager

Educational Background:

Texas A&M University 2000 Bachelor of Science, Economics; Business Administration

Professional History:

Lisa Allison joins the Institute as our HR & Fiscal Manager specialist after spending 8 years from 2002 to 2010 at the UTSA Financial Aid Office. As the Assistant Director of IT and Data Management, Lisa worked with confidential data and has extensive knowledge in a variety of softwares. She also brings with her substantial experience in grant funding management.

Related Projects: Eagle Ford ShaleElectrification of TransportationEnergy Conservation & Residential ConsumptionEnergy Water NexusLarge Scale Photovoltaic IntegrationSan Antonio Clean Energy IncubatorUTSA Solar Forecasting ResearchWind Energy Research


Martha Wright

Martha Wright

Contact: 210-458-8653 | Martha.Wright@utsa.edu
Occupation: Research Analyst

Martha Wright is a research analyst at the UTSA Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute.

With her background in Environmental Science, Martha’s work at the Institute has been focused on sustainability research including carbon management, transportation, and water.  As a student at UTSA, she advanced initiatives for student interaction, created a new student organization, Roadrunners for Renewable Resources, and participated in multiple outreach events.

Professional Affiliations: Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, UTSA Honors Alliance

Educational Background: B.S. in Environmental Science, 2012
University of Texas at San Antonio

Related Projects: Carbon Capture, Storage, Sequestration and ReutilizationEnergy Conservation & Residential ConsumptionEnergy Efficiency Online Outreach