Maria A. Martinez

Maria Martinez


Maria A. Martinez is a Program Associate at Gates Ventures focusing on climate and energy policy. She previously served as special assistant to Commissioner Katie Dykes at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) where she assisted with planning, developing, and implementing agency policy and managed special projects. Before her time as a public servant, Maria worked in the Washington D.C. office of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on international climate negotiations and cross-programmatic strategy at the organization. Maria is passionate about advancing innovative solutions to achieve a zero-carbon economy. Maria holds a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies and Political Science from the University of Florida.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
Yale University, Master of Environmental Management
Current Position:
Gates Ventures
Energy & Climate Change
Environmental Policy & Law
Currently Working On:
Climate and Energy Policy

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