Sarah Cottrell

Energy and Environment Policy Advisor for State of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson

Sarah Cottrell serves as the Energy & Environmental Policy Advisor to New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. She joined the Governor’s team after earning a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs. Before entering graduate school, Cottrell worked for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change in Arlington, VA. Prior to joining the Pew Center in 2001, she received a grant to research and co-author teaching case studies on United States and international climate change policies. She graduated magna cum laude with honors in Political Science from Davidson College, and studied Irish politics at University College Dublin. Past internships include the White House Climate Change Task Force and the Grand Canyon Trust.