Rachel Fakhry

Senior Advocate, Climate & Clean Energy Program

Rachel Fakhry leads the hydrogen and energy innovation portfolio at NRDC. She engages with international and domestic stakeholders in designing policy and regulatory frameworks to leverage hydrogen technology’s potential to support deep decarbonization goals—and to internalize the guardrails necessary to mitigate its risks. She also works on advancing strong federal policy to promote energy innovation and improve technology-based climate solutions. On a part-time basis, she is seconded with the UN High-Level Climate Champions, where she leads the organization’s global green hydrogen strategy. Fakhry has expertise in deep decarbonization modeling, policy analysis and design, and analyzing and advocating for federal and state decarbonization policies and regulations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the American University of Beirut and a master’s degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University. Fakhry is based in NRDC’s Washington, D.C., office.