Pearl Gray is our Energy Policy Analyst. She graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2005 with a degree in Marine Operations and Technology. After graduation she worked both as a navigator and an engineer on merchant ships plying the world's oceans. In 2012 she graduated from Columbia University's Environmental Science and Policy program with a Master in Public Administration.
She has worked in large and small research teams developing tools to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New York City for the Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability. Worked alongside Riverkeeper staff to advance community involvement with Hudson River restoration and preservation projects by organizing service days and leading outreach events. Collaborated with legislators, organized campaigns, distributed multi-lingual fliers, and had one-on-one conversations to advise Rockland County residents of the proposed desalination plant and the impacts on the community, financial, and environmental.
Her work at the center is focused on promoting new technologies and advancing forward thinking energy policy at the community level.