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Program Director, American Jobs Initiative

Kate Ringness is a Program Director with the American Jobs Initiative and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, constructing state-specific policy guides to create good-paying advanced energy jobs around the United States. A graduate of Duke Law School, Kate spent the first part of her career as in-house counsel at Merrill Lynch in Europe advising on issues in international finance and corporate law.  Inspired by the potential in the energy storage and renewable energy industries and recognizing the critical role of policy in the shift from a fossil fuel economy, she transitioned into the energy sector by earning a Master of Public Policy degree from UC Berkeley with a focus on energy policy. She is an ardent supporter of the energy storage industry and has spoken at several events on the benefits of energy storage and how policy can drive economic development in the sector.


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