Advocate, City Energy Project, Resilient Communities, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program
As the City and Partnership Advocate on the City Energy Project—a collaboration between NRDC and the Institute for Market Transformation—Emily Barkdoll helps advance policies and programs that cut energy waste in large buildings and make American cities healthier and more prosperous through energy efficiency. As a former program assistant on NRDC's 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. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science and is working to complete her master's in energy policy and climate from Johns Hopkins University. Barkdoll is based in Washington, D.C.