Director, City Energy Project, Resilient Communities, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program
As the director of the City Energy Project—a collaboration between NRDC and the Institute for Market Transformation—Christina Angelides works on cutting energy waste in large buildings and making American cities healthier and more prosperous through energy-efficiency improvements. Angelides also serves as a senior advocate to the Urban Solutions program, advising on data-driven advocacy and policy design and business strategy.
Angelides—who brings more than 10 years of experience in project management, campaign and communications strategy, energy-policy design, statistical analysis, and business development—is a specialist in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and city-level sustainability policies and programs. Before serving as director of the City Energy Project, Angelides was director of research and analytics for the City Energy Project and policy advocate in NRDC’s Energy & Transportation program, where she led a joint initiative with Environmental Entrepreneurs and Clean Energy Works for U to engage businesses, industry trade associations and workers in support of climate and clean energy policies and programs at the state and federal levels. Angelides was instrumental in developing a coalition that included the U.S. Department of Energy, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and national and state industry partners to conduct the first national clean energy employment study in five years. She has been with NRDC since 2007, save for a one-year break when she worked as a member of President Obama’s National Advance Team and as an Advance Consultant for the White House. Angelides holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She is based in Santa Monica, California.