Shanna Cleveland joined Barr in 2019 to support its Climate team. As a program officer in the Clean Energy program, Shanna will focus on reducing emissions from the energy sector by building a path to a clean, efficient, modern energy system that is accessible to all. Shanna brings over a decade of experience working with communities, policymakers and stakeholders as an attorney and climate advocate in New England.
Shanna previously worked at the Conservation Law Foundation where she focused on phasing out coal-fired power plants, developing alternatives to new natural gas infrastructure and implementing energy efficiency programs and the Global Warming Solutions Act. Shanna also served as the Director of Ceres’ Carbon Asset Risk Initiative where she mobilized a global coalition of investors to engage with fossil fuel companies on climate risk.
Shanna earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard University, a J.D. from the University of Virginia, and a Masters in Environmental Law, with a focus on energy, from Vermont Law School. Shanna lives in Arlington with her wife and two dogs.