Ciaran Gallagher

Ciaran just began her Masters of Science in Environment and Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a concentration in energy systems and policy. Her transdisciplinary research focuses on the intersections of air quality and decarbonization of the energy and transportation sectors. 

For the last two years Ciaran has worked in the public sector on climate change mitigation and resilience through data-driven governance and collaborative policy making. She served as a 2017-2018 Climate Fellow with the cities of Hayward and Dublin, focusing on greenhouse gas inventories and municipal energy use tracking. Ciaran spent the last year in Sacramento as an Executive Fellow with the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery. As a Fellow, she worked on organic waste diversion regulations, environmental justice, and electric vehicle battery end-of-life management.

Ciaran graduated from Wellesley College in May 2017 with a degree in Environmental Chemistry and a minor in Religious Studies. In her free time, Ciaran loves to explore local libraries, farmers markets, and beer gardens. She has recently delved into the art of fermentation, jam making, and sourdough bread baking. 

Current Fellows can ask her about local or state government, waste and recycling, greenhouse gas inventories, resume and cover letter tips, networking tips, data-driven governance, being a scientist in the public sector, and graduate school.