Biography: Manik (Nikki) Roy

Director, Congressional Affairs
Pew Center on Global Climate Change


Phone: 703-516-0633

Dr. Nikki Roy is the director of Congressional Affairs for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. He is responsible for the Pew Center’s outreach to the U.S. Congress, and he serves as co-chair of the government outreach committee of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP). Dr. Roy has 25 years of experience in environmental policy, including time spent working in the U.S. Congress for Senator Frank Lautenberg and Representative Henry Waxman on such issues as climate change, toxics, chemical safety, drinking water, air pollution, hazardous site clean up, and endangered species.

From 1994 to 1996, Dr. Roy worked in the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Administrator, serving as Director of the Pollution Prevention Policy Staff. He has also worked for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Defense Fund. Dr. Roy holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and from Stanford University, he received a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.