Erika Spanger-Siegfried, a senior analyst in the Climate and Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, currently manages UCS’s coastal and Mountain West climate impacts projects, designed to shed light through new research and outreach on ongoing local impacts, current efforts to cope, and the urgency of high-level action. Erika also managed the Energy-Water Initiative, a multi-year program aimed at raising awareness of the energy-water connection, particularly in the context of climate change, and motivating and informing effective low-carbon and low-water energy solutions. Ms. Spanger-Siegfried formerly managed the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment, a collaboration between UCS and a multi-disciplinary team of more than 50 scientists from across the region that explored future climate change in the Northeast states and the impacts on key sectors.
Prior to joining UCS in 2005, Ms. Spanger-Siegfried was an associate scientist at the U.S. Center of the Stockholm Environment Institute, where for six years her work focused on understanding and building the adaptive capacity of vulnerable populations and sectors in developing countries. Earlier in her career, Ms. Spanger-Siegfried worked with the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's environmental laboratories. She has served on several relevant advisory bodies, including the Massachusetts' Climate Change Adaptation Advisory Committee.
Ms. Spanger-Siegfried has an M.S. in energy and environmental analysis from Boston University and a B.S. in fisheries biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Ms. Spanger-Siegfried has been quoted widely, including by The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, CNN, The Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, The Press of Atlantic City, Platts, and The Washington Post, and has appeared on CBS News Radio and numerous local commercial and public radio news stations.