Current Undersecretary at the California Natural Resources Agency for Governor Gavin Newsom. Prior service as Obama presidential appointee leading environmental and climate public engagement at the White House. Also served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Former political and communications expert specializing in energy, environment, climate and conservation, National Western Director for Obama in 2012, and campaign manager across the country. Columbia College '02 conservation biologist and almost film major, Yonkers native.