Staff Director, U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
Dr. Ana Unruh Cohen is staff director on the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Previously, she was managing director of government affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council and the NRDC Action Fund. During nearly two decades of policy experience, including more than 14 years on Capitol Hill, she has served as the director of energy, climate, and natural resources for Senator Edward J. Markey; deputy staff director of the Natural Resource Committee Democratic staff; deputy staff director and chief scientist of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming; and as a legislative assistant in then-Representative Markey’s personal office. In addition to her time in Congress, Unruh Cohen was also the first director of environmental policy at the Center for American Progress.
Dr. Unruh Cohen earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Trinity University and her doctorate in earth sciences from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.