Samantha is an associate in the Carbon-Free Buildings program at RMI, where she works to advance municipal- and state-level building electrification policy in New England.
Prior to joining RMI, Samantha served as the legislative liaison for the Colorado Energy Office. There, she led climate policy development and lobbying at the statehouse on behalf of the Polis Administration on issues ranging from building performance standards and EV sale authorization to utility regulation and office budgetary requests. She has also served as climate policy staff for members of the Colorado House of Representatives, Senate, and Governor Hickenlooper’s Office.
In addition to her policy work, Samantha served as an organizer of the Denver March for Science, the inaugural Denver Fellow for the nonprofit IGNITE advancing young women in civic leadership, and as a consultant for universities on the science-policy interface. Outside of work, you can find Samantha cooking up a storm, curled up with a good book, cycling the city, or playing viola in her community orchestra.
BS, Geology & Geophysics, Yale University