Charisma L. Troiano

Charisma L. Troiano is the Press Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). She previously served as a Deputy Press Secretary at DOE. Prior to that, she served as Director of Communications for Democracy Forward, a public interest litigation firm fighting against corruption in government policymaking. Previously, she served as Press Secretary for the late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. 

Born into a proud family of immigrants, Troiano started her career as a legal journalist for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. She lives with her husband and splits time between Brooklyn and Washington, D.C. Troiano is a graduate of Vassar College and New York Law School.