Emily Barkdoll provides policy and advocacy expertise to help cities and states in the Northeast advance their climate goals through building and activating partnerships, advancing holistic policies and climate solutions that provide strong health, economic, and social benefits, and seeing them through investment and implementation. Formerly, Barkdoll served as the deputy director for strategy and city engagement on the American Cities Climate Challenge, where she worked directly with cities to advance equitable policies and programs focused on emissions reductions in energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, and transit and mobility improvements. Before the ACCC, Barkdoll was the city and partnership advocate on the City Energy Project, a collaboration between NRDC and the Institute for Market Transformation. In her first position at NRDC as a program assistant for the Energy & Transportation team, she supported the organization's federal climate policy work. Prior to joining NRDC, Barkdoll worked for a tax and health policy consulting firm. She also worked for the 2012 reelection campaigns for Senator Ben Cardin and President Barack Obama. Barkdoll holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science and a master's in energy policy and climate from Johns Hopkins University. She is based in New York City.