Emily Lewis O’Brien
Emily Lewis O’Brien is Policy Analyst in Acadia Center’s Climate and Energy Analysis (CLEAN) Center based in Hartford. She works on clean energy, efficiency, and transportation issues, with a special focus on CT state policy. She comes to the position after completing an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship in the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at the Department of Energy, where she worked on issues related to coal-fired electricity generation, power plant waste issues, and risk management in the electricity sector. Prior to joining DOE, Emily worked on energy and mineral resources policy as an American Chemical Society Congressional Fellow on the Democratic staff of the House Natural Resources Committee.
A chemist by training, Emily conducted her PhD research at Tufts University on catalysts for gas-to-liquid technologies. At Northeastern University, her MS and BS research investigated fuel cell catalysts.