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Rachel Patterson

Rachel Patterson

Rachel Patterson is the interim policy director at Evergreen and has worked on policy in the areas of climate, energy, clean transportation, and environmental justice. Prior to joining Evergreen, she was at Environmental Advocates NY, where she supported policy development, analysis, and research and engaged with state legislators and coalitions. Rachel also served as an Excelsior fellow for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and briefly as the senior briefer for the Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Rachel holds an MPA from Columbia University, and B.A.s in Public Policy and Environmental Science from Mills College. Rachel is currently pursuing a J.D. at Albany Law School. She is also active in her community, currently serving on the Albany Community Policing Advisory Committee, and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Rachel has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia, SIPA.