Chiappa Nikki

Nikki Chiappa

Associate Director of Federal Policy, Climate and Energy

Nikki joined Breakthrough in 2023 as the Climate and Clean Energy team's Federal Infrastructure Policy Manager, working on critical clean energy infrastructure issues including permitting, critical minerals and transmission policy.

Prior to Breakthrough, Nikki worked as a clean energy policy advocate at both Advanced Energy United and the Chesapeake Solar and Storage Association, a regional affiliate of the Solar Energy Industries Association. Nikki specializes in solar development policy and public utility regulation. She also completed several internships in the District, including in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the 116th Congress and at Public Citizen.

Nikki earned her BA in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG) and her MPA in Environmental Policy, both from American University.