Irina Rodina joins Acadia Center as Staff Counsel focusing on grid modernization and utility reform in New York State. Irina has extensive experience in environmental and energy policy, including renewable project development and market issues, community energy development, sustainable agriculture, and climate change. She has evaluated regulatory barriers to combined heat and power proliferation with the Natural Resources Defense Council, and analyzed solar photovoltaic market issues for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and at Harvard Environmental Law Clinic. Irina received her JD from Harvard Law School and spent a year as a visiting student at Yale Law School. She holds dual B.A.s summa cum laude in Political Science and Business from Columbia College, where she was a Jane M. Klausman Zonta International Scholar (awarded to 12 women internationally) and a Presidential Scholar. Irina is admitted to practice in NY and is a member of Environmental Law Section of the NYSBA.