Watson formerly served as corporate and regulatory counsel for Cielo Wind Services, Inc., a privately held wind power project development company based in Austin. There, she advised on a full range of legal issues related to wind power generation business activities, including the purchase, generation, sale and transmission of power, and other commercial, compliance and real property matters. She also advised on regulatory issues related to wind power and negotiated and drafted power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements and other contracts.
Watson received her J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law (2011), where she was on the Dean’s List and received an Energy Law Certificate. She also served as an industry liaison for the university’s Texas Wind Energy Institute. Prior to law school, she held several broadcast positions, including as a producer and reporter for Fox 44 News in Waco, Texas. Watson received her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (2007), where she was on the Dean’s List and a member of Lambda Pi Eta honors society.