Rachel Young


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Rachel Young, Breakthrough Generation Alumni of 2010, joined the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) in September 2011 as the Assistant to the Directors and transitioned to Policy Researcher in September 2012. At ACEEE Rachel works in the Policy Program and conducts quantitative and qualitative research on the impacts of federal and national energy efficiency policies, energy efficiency as a mechanism to reduce air pollution, and the water-energy nexus. She has authored/coauthored several publications, including ACEEE's International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, and is a frequent speaker at conferences. Prior to joining ACEEE, Rachel was a student at Lewis & Clark College and a climate change activist. During her college years Rachel interned at Focus the Nation, directed student-run summer programs with the Sierra Student Coalition, held a fellowship in Washington D.C. with Avaaz.org, and organized a youth delegation to the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen, December 2009. Rachel graduated college in the spring of 2011 and holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Chemistry from Lewis & Clark College.