Kristin Eberhard is a fellow with Sightline Institute and Senior Director of State & Local Policy for Rewiring America, following work as Director of Climate Policy at the Niskanen Center. She previously worked for Sightline Institute for seven years as Director of its Democracy and its Climate and Energy programs.
Kristin is the author of Becoming a Democracy: How We Can Fix the Electoral College, Gerrymandering, and Our Elections. She researches, writes about, and speaks about climate change policy and democracy reform. Prior to Sightline, Kristin worked at the Natural Resources Defense Council, leading its California climate work in San Francisco, then moving to its Southern California office to help the largest municipally owned utility in the country get off coal and onto energy efficiency and renewables. Kristin also taught courses on climate change and energy law at Stanford Law School and UCLA School of Law. She earned a BA from Stanford, her law degree from Duke University, and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment. She currently lives in Washington, DC.