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Erifili Draklellis

Senior Associate
  • Carbon-Free Electricity

Erifili is a senior associate with RMI’s Carbon-Free Electricity practice. She bridges conversations between communities, regulators, utilities, and advocates to help design a decarbonized electricity system that considers health and human impacts.


Before RMI, Erifili earned her Master’s in Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University. Her graduate program focused on the intersection of scientific analysis and international affairs. While working toward her degree, Erifili served on the Buildings Team at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, working on net-zero building policy. Specifically she modeled cost premiums associated with net-zero construction and worked to integrate resilient design principles into building policy.

Prior to graduate school, Erifili was pursuing her Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in earth science and policy with a focus in energy. At the same time, she worked at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council where she sought to create regional coordination for conservation. She also researched conservation policy in Cuba at Guanahacabibes National Park.


MPA, Columbia University in Environmental Science and Policy
BS, the Pennsylvania State University in Earth Science and Policy, Energy focus


New York City, NY