Kara AllenAdjunct Instructor
Kara Allen is a senior advisor to U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) for energy and transportation policy. Kara returns to D.C. after having served as Assistant Secretary of Energy to former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senior Advisor for Policy and Regulatory Affairs at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). During her previous tenure in Washington, Ms. Allen was the Executive Director of the 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.
Outside of the office, she is an adjunct professor at NYU’s School of Professional Studies where she teaches Energy & Environment and Foundations of Clean Technology. She is a Member-Director on the Truman National Security Project Board, where she is a Political Partner and co-lead of its Energy and Climate Expert Group. She also serves on the board of NYC-based Solar One.