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Berry IOP Fellow: Eugenia Gibbons

Spring 2023 Berry IOP Fellowship

About Eugenia Gibbons

Eugenia Gibbons is an expert in clean energy and climate policy and programming. With an eye towards equity and climate justice, she has worked throughout her career to hold people and communities at the center of strategy development, policy design, and program implementation. She has achieved this by building collaborative partnerships and working across sectors in pursuit of shared goals. Eugenia was a member of the Healey-Driscoll transition policy committee for climate readiness, resiliency, and adaptation and served on the Commission on Clean Heat, convened by Governor Baker. She is a former member of the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) Implementation Advisory Committee, where she co-chaired the inaugural Climate Justice Working Group that drafted principles for equitable decarbonization intended to inform development of Massachusetts' 2050 Roadmap report.

Eugenia was previously the Massachusetts Director of Climate Policy for Health Care Without Harm where she worked with hospitals to reduce their environmental footprint and with the sector, to become an anchor for sustainability and resilience. She was also the policy director at Green Energy Consumers Alliance, advocating for consumer programs and policy solutions to speed the transition to a low-carbon future in New England, and served as program director at Environmental League of Massachusetts, where she built a diverse coalition of stakeholders focused on implementing and complying with the state's greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate, GWSA. Currently, Gibbons works as the Clean Power Program Director for the Energy Foundation.

Eugenia, a proud alumna of the University of Connecticut, also holds a Master's degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.

 

Upcoming Events

Welcome Reception

Join us as we welcome our spring 2023 IOP Fellows: Eugenia Gibbons, Climate Policy Expert, and Jane Swift, Former Governor of Massachusetts. This is an opportunity for you to meet them and learn about the programs they will be hosting during their time at Salem State this semester. Stop by for 10 minutes or join us for the entire event. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Thursday, February 9, 2023

2-4 pm

Charlotte Forten Legacy Room

Meier Hall 316

 

One-on-One Meetings

Eugenia Gibbons is available to meet with students one-on-one as requested during her visits. This is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to talk with her about her experiences, career advice, assignments, and other topics of interest. 

Fill out an interest form to meet with Eugenia Gibbons.

 

Campus Visits

Eugenia Gibbons will visit campus multiple times throughout the spring semester to share her knowledge, skills, and experiences with students interested in climate justice, policy, and advocacy. While on campus, she will visit classes, facilitate meals with students, coordinate speaker/workshop events, and meet one-on-one with students as requested. This webpage will be updated throughout the semester as new opportunities become available. If you would like to be notified when new opportunities are available, please email Berry IOP so you can be added to our email list.

 

Visit 1: Thursday, February 9

Visit 2: Monday, February 27

Visit 3: Wednesday, March 22

Visit 4: Tuesday, April 11

Visit 5: Wednesday, April 12

Visit 6: Thursday, April 27


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