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Melanie Nakagawa joined the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff in June 2013. Her portfolio includes climate change, energy, environment, and ocean issues. Previously, she served as the Senior Energy and Environment Counsel on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Prior to her government service, she was an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. She received her A.B. from Brown and her M.A. and J.D. from American University.
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