Our policy experts


  • Otsuka, Kazuhiko Director, Japan

    Areas of expertise: Fisheries management, sustainable innovation

    Office: Remote

  • O’Leary, Aoife Director, International Climate

    Areas of expertise: International transport focused on aviation and shipping and greening agriculture policies

    Office: Europe

  • Panfil, Michael Director of Federal Energy Policy and Senior Attorney

    Areas of expertise: Clean Energy; Wholesale Markets; Smart Grid; Demand Response; the Federal Power Act; Litigation and Regulatory

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Patton, Vickie General Counsel

    Areas of expertise: Climate change, global warming, air quality

    Office: Boulder, Colorado

  • Pearen, Holly Senior Attorney

    Areas of expertise: Endangered Species Act, Safe Harbor and Candidate Conservation Agreements, habitat restoration, public lands, resilience, pesticides

    Office: Boulder, Colorado

  • Peress, N. Jonathan Senior Director, Energy Markets & Utility Regulation

    Areas of expertise: Natural gas and electricity market design, air pollution law and policy

    Office: Boston

  • Petsonk, Annie International Counsel

    Areas of expertise: Aviation, climate change, international climate policy, U.N. climate negotiations, U.S. climate policy

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Peyronnin Snider, Natalie Senior Director, Coastal Resilience

    Areas of expertise: Ecosystems, large-scale restoration and protection planning, science communication, natural resources management and policy, science-based decision making, ecosystem services, natural infrastructure, rivers and deltas.

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Poon, Sarah Director, Design & Capacity Development

    Areas of expertise: Fisheries management, training and capacity development

    Office: San Francisco

  • Pratt, Jack Senior Political Director, Political Affairs

    Areas of expertise:

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Qin, Hu Director of Research, EDF Beijing Representative Office

    Areas of expertise: Climate and energy policy, environmental enforcement, emission trading and carbon market, green supply chain, green finance, ecosystems.

    Office: Beijing, China

  • Rauch, Marc Senior Specialist, New York Clean Energy Real Estate

    Areas of expertise: Building energy efficiency policy and finance; facilities management; real estate law and development

    Office: New York City

  • Rife, Alexis Senior Manager, Engagement and Design

    Areas of expertise: Fisheries management, rights-based management, fisheries policy and governance, marine protected areas, small-scale fisheries

    Office: Remote

  • Roberts, Martha Senior Attorney, U.S. Climate Legal and Regulatory Program

    Areas of expertise: Federal environmental and energy regulation, the Clean Air Act, greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Rodriguez, Laura F. Associate Vice President, Latin and South American Oceans Program

    Areas of expertise: Oceans Programs, Latin America & the Caribbean, Restoring Mexico's Gulf of California, catch shares

    Office: La Paz, Mexico

  • Roedner Sutter, Katelyn Manager, U.S. Climate

    Areas of expertise: California climate policy, environmental justice, cap and trade, air quality, land use & transportation policy.

    Office: Sacramento, California

  • Rojas, Victor A. Senior Manager, Financial Policy

    Areas of expertise: Clean energy finance and policy

    Office: New York City

  • Ruiter, Pamela Senior Manager, Iberian Peninsula

    Areas of expertise: Oceans program, Seafood markets, catch shares, renewing fisheries, EU Fisheries policy, TURF Reserves

    Office: Europe

  • Rupp, Mark Director, State-Federal Policy and Affairs, Ecosystems

    Areas of expertise: Environmental law and policy, state and federal government, species conservation, political strategy, stakeholder engagement and partnership development

    Office: Washington, D.C.

  • Ryan, Sarah Project Manager, Research & Analytics

    Areas of expertise: Grid modernization, vehicle electrification, data modeling

    Office: Austin, Texas