Alissa Burger joined CALSTART as Regional Policy Director in March 2022, focusing on state level policies and related initiatives that will advance the transition to Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs). As Regional Policy Director, Alissa oversees state government relations and regulatory advocacy in state legislatures, key agencies, and related governor offices outside of California. She brings to this position a strong knowledge of climate and energy policy and over a decade of experience working at the city, state, federal, and transatlantic levels. She has lead policy work with organizations such as the Electrification Coalition, the Center for Sustainable Energy, the Institute for Market Transformation, and the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
She holds a B.A. in cultural anthropology from Knox College and a M.S. in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.