City Strategist, American Cities Climate Challenge
Emily Barkdoll provides policy and advocacy expertise to help cities advance their climate goals through building 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 of science in energy policy and climate from Johns Hopkins University. She is based in New York City.