Devashree Saha is a Senior Associate at WRI United States. In this role, she supports state, city, and federal policymakers as they work to develop and implement policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support clean energy. This includes analysis of the economics of climate action, and work to develop a new framework for climate federalism that supports and strengthens the partnership between city, state, and federal governments as they work to drive deep emissions reductions.

Prior to joining WRI, Devashree led the Council of State Government’s (CSG) energy and environmental policy work where she was responsible for directing research and providing policy analysis and technical assistance to state legislators and executive branch officials. Before joining CSG, Devashree worked at the Brookings Institution where her research focused on a wide array of clean energy topics, including examining clean energy innovation trends at the U.S. sub-national level, identifying promising clean energy financing mechanisms, and estimating the employment size, nature and spatial geography of the U.S. clean economy. Earlier in her career, she worked for the National Governors Association, providing governors and their staff with data and guidance on best practices affecting the energy sector. Over her career, she has authored several publications on clean energy that have informed state and city policymaking.

Devashree holds a Ph.D in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in political science from Purdue University.

Devashree is a travel enthusiast, and loves getting outdoors and amongst nature. She lives in Laurel, MD with her husband, Neal, and cat, Leo.