Lia Cattaneo is a research associate for Energy and Environment Policy at American Progress, where she focuses on U.S. climate and energy policy, particularly in the transportation sector. Prior to joining American Progress, Cattaneo served as a career staffer in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation under Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, where she advised on all manner of environmental issues. Cattaneo led the department’s work on climate change and national security, energy independence, and the National Climate Assessment.

Through undergraduate research and internships, Cattaneo helped to convince the University of Virginia’s Board to pass the world’s first nitrogen footprint reduction goal. She also co-authored Israel’s biennial report to the United Nations on climate change and contributed to the country’s commitments under the Paris Agreement.

Cattaneo holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering and environmental sciences from the University of Virginia. She was recognized as a Harry S. Truman Scholar in 2015.

By Lia Cattaneo
When Communities Didn’t Have a SayCenter for American ProgressApril 24, 2018
Opportunities and Potential Bias in New Transportation DataCenter for American ProgressMarch 21, 2018
President Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal Recklessly Undermines Environmental LawsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 16, 2018
President Trump Delivers on Coal Baron’s Wish List in First YearCenter for American ProgressJanuary 18, 2018