Senior Advisor and Chief Climate Officer at Loan Programs Office, US Department of Energy
Arpita Bhattacharyya was most recently Chief of Staff in the Office of the Deputy Secretary. In addition to managing the Deputy Secretary’s office and advising the budget, she was the lead for the Office of Science, ARPA-E, Sustainability, and the National Labs in the Secretary’s office. She previously led strategic projects at Impossible Foods, working to bring low-emission food technology to market. She previously worked at SunPower, developing commercial solar projects for Fortune 500 companies, and later leading the Channel Project Development and Finance team. Ms. Bhattacharyya has also worked closely with the U.S. and international governments on collaborative climate partnerships at the Center for American Progress. Ms. Bhattacharyya holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a B.A. from Carleton College.