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Kara Allen

Kara Allen

Adjunct Instructor

Kara Allen is Senior Energy and Climate Advisor, Energy Lead for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee chaired by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.). Kara previously worked for New York State, serving as Assistant Secretary of Energy to former Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Senior Advisor for Policy and Regulatory Affairs at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Prior to her time in New York, Kara was the Executive Director of the U.S. House of Representatives Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), a coalition of House members dedicated to advancing policies pertaining to clean energy innovation and job creation, environmental protection, and global climate change.

Currently Teaching

Foundations of Clean Energy

Gain foundational knowledge of the cleantech landscape, as well as of electricity generation, distribution, and transition.