Megan Ross advances climate policies and programs at the city and state levels that support environmental justice, community resilience, and emissions reduction. Her past work has spanned the built environment, energy/water utilities, housing, urban resilience, and waste management. Through NRDC’s partnership with the American Cities Climate Challenge, she served as a climate advisor in the mayor’s office of Los Angeles, focusing on building decarbonization strategies and energy equity in the built environment. Prior to joining NRDC, her experience included sustainability consulting for government/nonprofit clients across the U.S., as well as project management and spatial data analysis for the civil engineering industry in Alaska. She holds a bachelor's degree from University of Virginia, a master’s degree in sustainability management from Columbia University, and a master’s degree in geographic information systems from University of Denver. She is based in NRDC’s New York office.