Kristina Costa is a senior fellow at American Progress. Her work focuses on domestic and international climate change and energy policy.

Prior to rejoining American Progress, Costa served as a legislative assistant for energy and environment for Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY).

Costa was a policy adviser and speechwriter on the Hillary for America campaign, where she worked to develop policy proposals on climate and energy; environmental justice; scientific research; and corporate concentration.

Previously, Costa served in the Obama White House as adviser to the counselor to the president, working on the implementation of all aspects of the Climate Action Plan. She also worked on issues around privacy, technology, and big data; the Precision Medicine Initiative; and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

Costa holds a B.A. from Wellesley College.

By Kristina Costa
Congress Must Do More to Counter Trump Administration’s Assault on Climate ScienceCenter for American ProgressJune 19, 2019
5 Ways the New Congress Should Support Resilient InfrastructureCenter for American ProgressNovember 15, 2018
Understanding Our FutureCenter for American ProgressSeptember 12, 2018
On the Ground in Puerto RicoCenter for American ProgressJuly 11, 2018
Burning the DataCenter for American ProgressJune 13, 2018
When Communities Didn’t Have a SayCenter for American ProgressApril 24, 2018
Congress should support strong disaster rebuilding for our nationThe HillNovember 16, 2017
Interactive: $1 Billion U.S. Extreme Storm Disasters, 2011–2017Center for American ProgressOctober 30, 2017
Extreme Weather, Extreme CostsCenter for American ProgressOctober 27, 2017
Safe, Strong, and Just Rebuilding After Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and MariaCenter for American ProgressOctober 3, 2017
5 Ways Congress Can Help To Rebuild Stronger and Safer Communities After HarveyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 7, 2017
Investing for SuccessCenter for American ProgressMarch 3, 2014
Networking for SuccessCenter for American ProgressMarch 3, 2014
Fact Sheet: Social Impact Bonds in the United StatesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2014
Social Finance: A PrimerCenter for American ProgressNovember 5, 2013
Pay-for-Success Programs Could Help OMB with Grant GuidanceCenter for American ProgressApril 26, 2013
White House Budget Drives Pay for Success and Social Impact Bonds ForwardCenter for American ProgressApril 23, 2013
Census Bureau Faces Danger from Budget Cuts and Ideological GrandstandingCenter for American ProgressApril 18, 2013
Government’s Role in Pay for SuccessCommunity Development Investment ReviewApril 17, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions: Social Impact BondsCenter for American ProgressDecember 5, 2012
New York City and Massachusetts to Launch the First Social Impact Bond Programs in the United StatesCenter for American ProgressNovember 5, 2012
Show Us the DATA on Government SpendingThe HillOctober 18, 2012
Infographic: Drinking Water and Wastewater by the NumbersCenter for American ProgressOctober 11, 2012
How to Upgrade and Maintain Our Nation’s Wastewater and Drinking-Water InfrastructureCenter for American ProgressOctober 11, 2012
The 10 States Most Threatened by High-Hazard, Deficient DamsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 20, 2012
Ensuring Public Safety by Investing in Our Nation’s Critical Dams and LeveesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 20, 2012
Creating a National Infrastructure Bank and Infrastructure Planning CouncilCenter for American ProgressSeptember 5, 2012
The Cost of Not Maintaining LeveesPoliticoAugust 30, 2012
Getting America’s Freight Back on the MoveCenter for American ProgressAugust 14, 2012
Defending the Value of the Community Services Block GrantCenter for American ProgressJuly 26, 2012
Increasing the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Existing Public Investments in Early Childhood EducationCenter for American ProgressJune 1, 2012
Not the Ceiling, but the FloorCenter for American ProgressJune 1, 2012
The American Community Survey Is Under AttackCenter for American ProgressMay 15, 2012
New Financing Tool for Social Programs Opens Doors for Juvenile JusticeReclaiming FuturesMay 11, 2012
What’s the Buzz About?Independent SectorMay 11, 2012
Inside a Social Impact Bond AgreementCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2012
Defining Terms in a Social Impact Bond AgreementCenter for American ProgressMay 4, 2012
Social Impact Bonds and Government ContractingCenter for American ProgressMay 2, 2012
Fact Sheet: Social Impact BondsCenter for American ProgressApril 12, 2012
What Are Social Impact Bonds?Center for American ProgressMarch 22, 2012
Social Impact Bonds 101Center for American ProgressMarch 22, 2012
Principles for Postal Service ReformCenter for American ProgressMarch 15, 2012
Three Keys to Saving the U.S. Postal ServiceThe Baltimore SunMarch 13, 2012
Washington State Shows What WorksCenter for American ProgressFebruary 10, 2012
Finding ‘What Works’ in EducationCenter for American ProgressFebruary 9, 2012
Big Ideas for Small Business: BusinessUSACenter for American ProgressJanuary 19, 2012
Playing Chicken with Our Economic RecoveryCenter for American ProgressDecember 15, 2011
5 Terrible, No-Good, Very Bad Things About the REINS ActCenter for American ProgressDecember 6, 2011
Regulatory NonsenseCenter for American ProgressNovember 18, 2011
An Open Agency Culture Is Key to InnovationCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2011
Five Canards About Job-Killing RegulationsCenter for American ProgressOctober 21, 2011
Financing Tools for Social InnovationCenter for American ProgressOctober 19, 2011
Conservative Health and Safety Bull’s Eyes by the NumbersCenter for American ProgressSeptember 12, 2011
Infrastructure Spending Builds American JobsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 8, 2011
Health CareCenter for American ProgressJune 29, 2011
Bay State Takes Lead in Innovation FinanceCenter for American ProgressMay 11, 2011
Deficit Fix Should Focus on Better, Not Smaller GovernmentCenter for American ProgressApril 13, 2011