Erika Spanger-Siegfried is a senior analyst in the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, where she manages UCS’s coastal and Mountain West climate impacts projects. She also managed the Energy-Water Initiative (EW3), a multi-year program aimed at raising awareness of the energy-water connection, particularly in the context of climate change, and motivating and informing effective low-carbon and low-water energy solutions. She formerly managed the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA), a collaboration between UCS and a multi-disciplinary team of more than 50 scientists from across the region. Prior to joining UCS in 2005, she was an associate scientist at the Boston Center of the Stockholm Environment Institute, where for six years her work focused on understanding and building the adaptive capacity of vulnerable populations and sectors in developing countries. She has a master’s degree in energy and environmental analysis from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in fisheries biology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.