Keya Cain


Keya is a Natural Resources and Environment Policy Analyst for the Government Accountability Office in Boston, MA, where she began working in 2007. Her expertise is in federal policy related to energy and climate change. Currently, she is working on a study of renewable energy initiatives across the federal government. Keya received her Master's Degree in energy and environmental policy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts). At the Fletcher School, Keya was a Research Assistant for the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy where she participated in two studies: the first involved developing strategies for increasing the use of distributed energy in New England; the second was a cross-country comparison of the drivers of carbon dioxide emissions. Previously, she worked as an Economic Consultant, first at NERA Economic Consulting in White Plains, NY and later at Lexecon in Cambridge, MA. At Lexecon, Keya specialized in the energy industry, and became interested in clean energy when she helped advise the Nantucket Planning and Economic Development Commission on the Cape Wind proposal. Outside of her career, Keya is a nature enthusiast and member of the Thoreau Society in Concord, MA. Keya holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy
Current Position:
Senior Policy Analyst
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Energy & Climate Change
15 Beth Circle
Acton, Massachusetts 01720
(617) 460-3671

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