Working within the federal policy team at ACEEE, Sara Hayes brings over 15 years of experience to the organization. She leads ACEEE's work on clean air and the environment conducting analysis of national policies and proposed regulations. Sara manages a research team focused on emerging regulations and opportunities to use energy efficiency as a mechanism to reduce pollution.
Sara joined ACEEE in 2010. Prior to this, Sara worked at a boutique Wall Street law firm where she advised clients on transactions in energy and environmental markets and emissions trading. In addition, Sara worked for the Ozone Transport Commission, as a private consultant and has authored a number of published articles and books on incentive-based environmental policies. Sara earned a bachelor of arts in environmental studies from Lewis and Clark College and a JD from Fordham Law School.