Michelle Allen

Project Manager, North Carolina Political Affairs


Areas of expertise:
North Carolina climate policy, clean energy, electric vehicles, government relations

Michelle Allen manages Environmental Defense Fund's advocacy and public policy initiatives in North Carolina, combining technical knowledge, strategic communications, and political know-how to deliver impactful results at all levels of government. Michelle collaborates with subject matter experts, policy makers, elected officials, and coalition partners to advance durable and equitable policy solutions aimed at driving out carbon pollution and making North Carolina communities more resilient to climate impacts.


Michelle has worked on environmental and clean energy issues in North Carolina, focusing on carbon pollution, the clean energy transition, and climate adaptation. Michelle holds a Master of Public Administration with a specialization in environmental policy from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor of Arts with Highest Distinction in Biology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.


Master of Public Administration, Specialization in Environmental Policy, North Carolina State University

Bachelor of Arts with Highest Distinction, Biology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill