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Lecturer
Political Science

About Aaron Ray

Aaron Ray is Associate Director in the Environment, Energy, and Transportation group at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) where he leads NCSL's Energy Program. Prior to joining NCSL, Aaron served as Deputy Director for Policy in the Colorado Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting where he led a team of analysts overseeing nine state agencies, including the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Public Health and Environment, and the Colorado Energy Office. Previously, Aaron was a Program Examiner in the White House Office of Management and Budget with responsibility for Department of the Interior science, natural resources, and tribal programs. He has served as a researcher at the Georgetown Climate Center and the Pew Research Center and worked in environmental consulting. Aaron holds a PhD in Political Science from American University, an MPP in Environmental and Regulatory Policy from Georgetown University, and an MA in Education from the University of New Mexico. He also worked as a high school history, government, and economics teacher on the Navajo Nation and in Washington, DC.