Deputy Director, City Energy Project
As a leader of the City Energy Project, a collaboration between NRDC and the Institute for Market Transformation, Kimi Narita 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 NRDC Schneider Fellow, she defended state renewable energy standards in Kansas and Missouri, represented NRDC at public utility commission proceedings in Illinois and Missouri, and supported Chicago’s energy efficiency initiatives. Prior to joining NRDC, Narita clerked for Justice Craig Stowers of the Alaska Supreme Court. She also worked at the Center for Ocean Solutions, crafting offshore oil drilling policy and regulatory recommendations for the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Oil Drilling. She holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropological sciences and a master’s degree in environment and resources from Stanford University. She earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School. Narita works out of NRDC’s San Francisco office.