Ariel Drehobl is a manager on ACEEE’s local policy team where she leads work related to energy equity, energy affordability, and low-income energy efficiency programs. She also provides direct policy and research assistance to utilities, local governments, community-based organizations, and others working to advance energy affordability policies and programs. She is currently managing ACEEE’s Leading with Equity Initiative, which is convening stakeholders to develop more equity-centered metrics for ACEEE’s Scorecards. She is also a member of the Governing Board of Directors for the National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition.
Prior to joining ACEEE in 2015, she worked at Opower on energy efficiency research, and also interned for the US Climate Action Network, the National Park Service, and the US Forest Service. Ariel earned a master of science in environmental science, policy, and management from a joint-degree program that awarded degrees from Central European University in Hungary, Lund University in Sweden, and the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. Ariel earned a bachelor of arts in history and international studies from Northwestern University.