Becca Ward was most recently the Legislative Advisor in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. She previously served as the Managing Director of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute, a national organization dedicated to creating new energy leadership for an equitable, resilient, and decarbonized energy ecosystem. Previously, she served as U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley's Legislative Assistant working on energy, climate, and transportation policy. Ward is from Portland, Oregon, and received her B.A. in Public Policy and Energy Technologies from Duke University.