Candace Vahlsing is Associate Director for Climate, Energy, Environment and Science(CEES) in the Office of Budget and Management. She most recently led climate, energy, environment, and natural resources policy for the Domestic and Economic Policy team on the Biden-Harris Transition. In the Obama-Biden administration, she served as a Senior Policy Advisor for Energy and Climate Change at the Domestic Policy Council, supported the National Security Council on climate matters, and earlier worked at the Council on Environmental Quality. In the 115th and 116th Congress, Candace was a Senior Advisor to U.S. Senator Michael F. Bennet and the Minority Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee for Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure. Most recently, Candace was a Senior Advisor for Science and Technology Policy to the Chair of the California Air Resources Board, the agency charged with leading California’s climate policy.
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