Barbara Kates-Garnick is Professor of Practice at the Fletcher School and senior research fellow at the school's Center for International Environment and Resources Policy. She recently served as the Undersecretary of Energy for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has also served as Commissioner of Public Utilities and Assistant Secretary of Consumer Affairs. She also held the position of Vice President of Corporate Affairs at KeySpan. Dr. Kates-Garnick conceived of and developed the proposal that created the New York City Accelerator for Clean and Renewable Energy at NYU.
Dr. Kates-Garnick serves on the board of PowerOptions and on the Board of Energy and Environmental Systems of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Kates-Garnick serves as an ambassador to DOE's 3CE, a global initiative that promotes women in clean energy through the creation of role models and champions to enhance their visibility and success.