Prof. Vicki Arroyo
Georgetown Climate Center
Vicki Arroyo is Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center where she leads work on climate law and policy, supporting leading states and cities in their efforts to address and prepare for climate change. She also serves as Professor from Practice at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to joining the Georgetown in 2008, Arroyo served at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change as Vice President for Policy Analysis and General Counsel where she directed Pew’s policy analysis, science, adaptation, economics, and U.S. policy programs for a decade and was Managing Editor of the Center’s book, Climate Change: Science, Strategies and Solutions. She served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies from 2019-20, and served on numerous boards and committees advising the National Science Foundation, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and the California Air Resources Board, where she advised the state on the design of its leading cap-and-trade program. She developed air quality standards at US EPA in Washington, DC and served as Policy Director for the Louisiana Dept. of Environmental Quality and as Environmental Advisor to Gov. Buddy Roemer. Arroyo was elected to the American College of Environmental Lawyers in 2018.