Merritt Gates, Lead Trainer, is based in Uganda. She has more than ten years of international travel and life experience. Merritt holds a B.A. in International Affairs with a focus on development from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She studied solar design and installation at Solar Energy International (SEI) in Colorado. Merritt assisted with the Spanish translation of an online photovoltaic course while interning with SEI. As a Solar Ambassador for We Care Solar, Merrit has worked in East Africa for three years, conducting trainings and field research for many of our programs.