Our Experts

NRDC experts ground their work in research and science to advocate for laws and policies that create lasting environmental change. Search for an expert below, or read their latest blog posts.


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Pete Budden

Advocate, Climate & Clean Energy Program
Pete Budden leads NRDC's state and regional-level hydrogen policy work. Prior to joining NRDC, Budden researched next-generation solar energy technology, earning his PhD in physics and undertaking a postdoctoral fellowship. He also worked for the Climate Change Committee in the…

Heather Kryczka

Staff Attorney, Environment, Equity & Justice Center
Heather Kryczka advocates with and litigates on behalf of environmental justice communities, including those that are disproportionately impacted by pollution from the goods movement industry. Before joining NRDC, Kryczka litigated environmental citizen suit cases with Earthjustice and private public interest…

Gina Ramirez

Manager, Midwest Outreach, Center for Policy Advocacy
As a Midwest outreach manager at NRDC, Gina Ramirez works to further sustainable land use and zoning rules that can provide crucial protections to areas of Chicago, like the Southeast Side, that are burdened with cumulative industrial pollution. Ramirez is…

Ian Wells

Advocate, Industrial Decarbonization, Climate & Clean Energy Program
Ian Wells focuses on steel and aluminum decarbonization in New York State. Prior to NRDC, Ian worked for BlueGreen Alliance as a policy advisor covering industrial emissions reduction, hydrogen, and offshore wind. He also has experience working in New York…

Jackie Wong

Director, Industry, Hydrogen, and Innovation Group, Climate & Clean Energy Program
Jackie Wong leads NRDC's Industry, Hydrogen, and Innovation (IHI) Group, which focuses on the decarbonization of the industrial sector, the responsible deployment of green hydrogen in targeted applications, and the development and deployment of emerging technologies. Prior to joining NRDC…