Anthony D. Kinslow II, Ph.D.
Anthony Kinslow II, Ph.D. purpose in life is making a meaningful impact toward mitigating global warming. Inspired by watching “An Inconvenient Truth”, he has spent the last 13 years working toward making a meaningful impact through researching, implementing, and educating on energy efficiency. Anthony argues that without engagement and education of marginalized communities we will be unsuccessful in preventing the most devastating effects of climate change. As Founder and CEO of Gemini Energy Solutions (Gemini), Anthony has created a vehicle to engage, educate, and energize underrepresented minority communities and the underserved small commercial building market in energy efficiency. Through Anthony’s leadership, Gemini is working to implement strategies for overcoming cultural and socio-economic barriers that are preventing the vast majority of Americans from being aware and/or engaged in energy efficiency. Gemini, operating nationwide, also partners with municipalities – such as San Francisco International Airport and Memphis, TN – to support their efforts to meet their climate change goals and increase economic resiliency through energy efficiency.
Born in Nashville, TN and raised in Baltimore, MD; Anthony holds a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and a M.S. in Sustainable Design and Construction from Stanford. Anthony earned his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. Where he created an improved way to remotely identify energy efficiency measures in single-family homes. While at Stanford, in addition to his research, Anthony held the elected position of President of the Black Graduate Student Association.
Anthony has received several awards including the Millhauser Fellow (2016), TomKat Innovation Grant (2016 & 2017), the Mel Lane Student Grant (2018), and was the keynote speaker for the University of Rochester’s Healthcare Technology Youth Apprenticeship Program annual conference (2016).
Anthony has lived in Australia, United Arab Emirates, and multiple different U.S. states. He currently resides in Foster City, CA with his wife Maria (another Stanford PhD) and newborn son, Marcus Alexander Kinslow. In his spare time, Anthony enjoys mentoring high school and college students. Anthony’s favorite quote also reflects the way he lives his life, “life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” ~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.