Lesley is the Associate Director for Energy and Climate at Bipartisan Policy Center, where she leads BPC’s federal policy efforts on deep decarbonization, clean energy standards, and natural climate solutions. She brings over 10 years’ policy experience at the state and federal levels. She led energy and climate initiatives at the Oregon Department of Energy to evaluate policy design options for decarbonizing the state. Prior to this, Lesley worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on national greenhouse gas regulations in the transportation and power sectors, and on climate impacts assessment and adaptation initiatives.
She served as a chapter lead author for the Fourth National Climate Assessment and the U.S. Climate and Health Assessment. Lesley has Master of Science and Master of Public Administration degrees from University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University.