Raisa Orleans

Director, Government Relations


Areas of expertise:
U.S. Congress, U.S. climate policy, methane policy

As a Senior Manager on the Climate Political Affairs team, Raisa Orleans works to engage lawmakers on Capitol Hill on federal methane policy as well as other issues related to clean air, climate and energy policy.


Prior to joining EDF, Raisa worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman Henry Waxman on energy and environmental issues for 4 years before working at NextGen Climate for the 2014 campaign cycle.


  • Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) the Harris School at the University of Chicago
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and American Studies, California State University, Fullerton