Julie McNamara

Energy Analyst
Julie McNamara

Julie McNamara is an energy analyst with the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role, she analyzes state, regional, and national policies relating to clean energy development and deployment.

Before joining UCS, Ms. McNamara worked as a graduate research assistant for MIT’s Program on Emerging Technologies, where she developed proactive and adaptive risk management policy frameworks for the field of synthetic biology. Previously, she spent several years as an environmental scientist at Eastern Research Group, an environmental and public policy consulting firm. There, she worked on regulatory development and analysis for EPA, DOE, and OSHA, and analyzed and communicated data on environmental indicators, community health exposures, and occupational health and safety hazards for federal and state agencies and their stakeholders.

Ms. McNamara holds an M.S. in technology and policy from MIT, and a B.A. in biology and political economy from Williams College. She has been quoted in the Miami Herald, on climatecentral.org, and in other local news outlets.

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