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Meet the EVLO Team: Jasmine Foisy

EVLO Employee Jasmine Foisy

Our Employee Spotlight series celebrates and highlights the EVLO team’s unique talents, achievements, and perspectives. This month we’re shining a spotlight on Jasmine Foisy, Head of Deployment and Operations, for all she does to advance our mission and accelerate the energy transition.

What is your professional background?

I hold a Mechanical Engineering degree from École de technologie supérieure, a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and am working to complete a micro-master’s degree in Engineering Management from the Université de Sherbrooke. All my life, I’ve been involved in managing the complexity of mechanical systems. After graduating, I spent several years as a project engineer and director in the manufacturing sector, which is where I discovered my passion for team management and project execution. This foundation eventually led me to EVLO, where I have the privilege to work with exciting technologies on the frontlines of the climate crisis, as well as the chance to grow my professional skill set. I now head up project management and operations, ensuring our team delivers on time, on budget, and to the highest client satisfaction — every time.


What made you pursue a career in energy storage with EVLO?

Incidentally, before joining EVLO, I worked with one of the company’s key suppliers, giving me direct exposure to the inner workings of the team. I really liked the way EVLO operated — a startup where everyone could have an impact with the backing of Hydro-Québec, a clean energy juggernaut. Eventually, I decided that I wanted to be part of a new and more exciting journey, so I jumped the fence and made the switch to energy storage. Now, my work is making the world a more sustainable place, which is a feeling that’s hard to beat.


​​​What is your favorite part of your job?

Working with utility-scale energy storage is highly technical and no one project is the same, so a lot of my day-to-day is spent developing innovative and creative technical solutions. Prior to joining EVLO, I had years of experience in engineering, but relatively little experience with battery technology specifically, so being able to dive into something new and meaningful has been an amazing experience. Simultaneously, I’m also keen on project planning and people management; communicating, finding implementation gaps, and coming up with solutions that work for multiple parties is highly rewarding. Plus, EVLO’s startup culture facilitates deep collaboration across our team, creating a highly motivating environment where all team members are working towards the same goal: a decarbonized future.


Can you share a proud moment from your time at EVLO?

Becoming head of the Deployment and Operations team is certainly a highlight, and I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity. Leading the team is a privilege I take great pride in.

I also recently oversaw EVLO’s first BESS deployments in British Columbia and the United States, and our team received great customer feedback, particularly throughout the​​​​ installation phase. Working with EVLO’s talented professionals to meet and exceed customer expectations is a testament to our passion for service, and hearing from clients directly makes all the hard work worth it.


What has your experience been as a woman in a traditionally male-dominated role and industry?

Although I’ve never seen myself as being any different than my coworkers and have always been treated well, I’m admittedly used to being the only woman in the room. Even back in university, I was predominantly surrounded by men, and that’s remained pretty consistent throughout my career — at least until I joined EVLO. As a woman-led company, EVLO offers a refreshing change of culture that I find simply inspiring. Nowhere in my career have I worked with more women in such a positive culture, and that’s something I don’t take for granted.


What would you say to young girls who want to be where you are today, helping fight climate change through energy storage?

If a career fighting climate change through technology inspires you, then go for it, and don’t let anything stop you from reaching your goal. I’m a mom of four, but I’ve also had, and continue to have, an incredibly rewarding career. Being ambitious, trusting your instincts, and investing in yourself is how you build the life you want. At the same time, don’t forget the importance of a supportive network in your life.


What do you think we can do to encourage women to enter STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)?

Helping girls develop an interest in STEM early on in life is critical, so we need to prioritize primary school education and give them exposure to all the cool opportunities on offer. Like so many of my colleagues, once I got my foot in the door, I was captivated, so it’s essential to create pathways that make STEM accessible and exciting from a young age.