Laila Atalla

Laila Atalla

Senior Associate
  • Carbon-Free Buildings

Laila is a senior associate with RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings Program. They support policy campaigns to advance equitable building decarbonization in the Western United States and at the federal level.


Prior to joining RMI, Laila worked with the state and local governments in California. At the California Air Resources Board, Laila developed modeling tools to guide investments in affordable housing, clean mobility, and workforce development. Subsequently, they joined the City of Sacramento’s Office of Climate Action and Sustainability, where their projects included developing the city’s building decarbonization strategy.


MSc, Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics, University of St Andrews

BS, Environmental Sciences/Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Emory University