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Adrienne Alvord, director, California & Western States
Adrienne Alvord is UCS’s California and Western states director working to ensure a clean, de-carbonized energy and fuels economy that promotes equitable economic growth and improves public health in western states. Subscribe to Adrienne’s posts

, senior engineer, Clean Vehicles
Don Anair is an engineer with expertise on diesel, hybrid and battery electric vehicle, and goods movement technologies and the policies needed to turn them into real solutions for U.S. oil dependence, air pollution and global warming. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering. Subscribe to Don’s posts

, senior scientist & director, Climate Research and Analysis
Doug Boucher is an expert in preserving tropical forests to curtail global warming emissions. He has been participating in United Nations international climate negotiations since 2007 and his expertise has helped shape U.S. and U.N. policies. He holds a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Michigan. Subscribe to Doug’s posts

, senior climate economist, Climate and Energy
Rachel Cleetus is an expert on the design and economic evaluation of climate and energy policies, as well as the costs of climate change. She holds a Ph.D. in economics. Subscribe to Rachel’s blog

, director of energy research, Clean Energy
Steve Clemmer is the director of energy research and an expert on the economic and environmental benefits of implementing renewable energy technologies and policies at the state and national levels. He holds a master’s degree in energy analysis and policy from the University of Wisconsin. Subscribe to Steve’s posts

, assistant director of research & analysis, Clean Energy
Jeff Deyette is a senior energy analyst with expertise on the economic and environmental implications of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies at the state and federal level. He holds a master’s degree in energy resource and environmental management & international relations. Subscribe to Jeff’s posts

Brenda Ekwurzel, climate scientist
Brenda Ekwurzel is a climate scientist and assistant director of climate research and analysis at UCS. She has expertise on many aspects of climate variability including Arctic Ocean and sea ice, wildfires, groundwater, and coastal erosion. She holds a Ph.D. in isotope geochemistry from Columbia University (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory). Subscribe to Brenda’s posts

, deputy director, Clean Vehicles
David Friedman is an engineer with expertise on fuel efficiency, alternative fuel, battery, fuel cell, and hybrid electric vehicle technologies and the policies needed to turn them into real solutions for U.S. oil dependence, air pollution and global warming. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and is a Ph.D. candidate in transportation technology and policy. Subscribe to David’s posts

, director of science & policy
Peter Frumhoff is a global change ecologist and serves as chief scientist for the UCS climate campaign. Dr. Frumhoff is an internationally-recognized expert on climate change impacts, climate science and policy, tropical forest conservation and management, and biological diversity. He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology. Subscribe to Peter’s posts

, analyst, Scientific Integrity InitiativeGretchen Goldman, is an analyst in the Scientific Integrity Program at UCS’s Center for Science and Democracy. She is an expert in air pollution exposure, environmental engineering, and scientific integrity. Subscribe to Gretchen’s posts

, science and policy fellowFrancesca Grifo is an expert on political interference in science and practices to ensure transparency and integrity at the intersection of science and policy. In addition, Dr. Grifo has more than 30 years of experience in environmental issues including biodiversity conservation, environmental education and global change and human health. She holds a Ph.D. in botany. Subscribe to Francesca’s posts

, senior scientist, Food and Environment
Doug Gurian-Sherman is a widely-cited expert on biotechnology and sustainable agriculture. He holds a Ph.D. in plant pathology. Subscribe to Doug’s posts

, program manager, Scientific Integrity
Michael Halpern is an expert on political interference in science and solutions to reduce suppression, manipulation, and distortion of government science. Subscribe to Michael’s posts

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program
Michael Jacobs is a senior energy analyst with expertise in electricity markets, transmission and renewables integration work. Subscribe to Mike’s posts

, president
Kevin Knobloch has more than 30 years of experience in public policy and advocacy. He is knowledgeable about a number of environmental and national security issues, including climate change, nuclear weapons, natural resource economics, clean energy, and efficient vehicle policy and legislative strategy. He holds a master’s degree in public administration, with a focus on economics. Subscribe to Kevin’s posts

, senior scientist, Clean Vehicles
Jeremy Martin is a scientist with expertise in the technology, lifecycle accounting, and water use of biofuels. He is working on policies to help commercialize the next generation of clean biofuels (made from waste and biomass rather than food) that can cut U.S. oil dependence and curb global warming. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry with a minor in chemical engineering. Subscribe to Jeremy’s posts

Calen May-Tobin, policy analyst, Tropical Forest Initiative
Calen May-Tobin is a policy analyst with expertise reducing emissions from tropical deforestation and degradation. He holds a Master’s degree in ecology from the University of California, Irvine. Subscribe to Calen’s posts

, sr. scientist, Food & Environment
Margaret Mellon is one of the nation’s most respected experts on sustainable agriculture as well as the potential environmental risks of biotechnology. She holds a doctorate in molecular biology and a law degree. Subscribe to Margaret’s posts

Alden Meyer, director of strategy & policy
Alden Meyer has more than 30 years of experience on energy and climate policy. He is internationally recognized expert on U.S. and international climate policy. He also works extensively on renewable energy and electricity policy at the federal and state level. Subscribe to Alden’s posts

, director of Clean Vehicles
Michelle Robinson has more than 25 years of experience in public policy and advocacy. She joined the Clean Vehicles program in 1992 and is a nationally recognized expert on state and federal transportation policy. Subscribe to Michelle’s posts

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy
John Rogers is a senior energy analyst with expertise in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and policies. He co-manages the Energy and Water in a Warming World Initiative (EW3) at UCS that looks at water demands of energy production in the context of climate change. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. Subscribe to John’s posts

, senior analyst, Climate & Energy Program
Erika Spanger-Siegfried is a senior analyst in the Climate & Energy program at UCS. She co-manages UCS’s Energy-Water Initiative that looks at water demands of energy production in the context of climate change. She also managed the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment, a research effort to explore climate change, impacts, and solutions in the northeastern United States. She holds a master’s degree in energy and environmental analysis from Boston University. Subscribe to Erika’s posts

, senior analyst, Food and Environment
Karen Perry Stillerman is an analyst and advocate for transforming the U.S. agriculture and food system to one that produces affordable, healthful foods for consumers; reduces air and water pollution; and builds healthy soil for the farmers of tomorrow. She holds a master’s degree in public affairs and environmental policy. Subscribe to Karen’s posts

, senior Washington rep., Scientific Integrity
Celia Wexler is a senior Washington representative for the Scientific Integrity Initiative at UCS. A former award-winning journalist, Wexler is the author of Out of the News: Former Journalists Discuss a Profession in Crisis, published in 2012 by McFarland. At UCS, Wexler’s issue portfolio includes food and drug safety, protections for scientist whistleblowers, and government transparency and accountability. Subscribe to Celia’s posts

, senior analyst, Clean Energy
Laura Wisland is a senior energy analyst and an expert on California renewable energy policies. She holds a master’s degree in public policy. Subscribe to Laura’s posts