Kimi Narita leads strategy at the intersection of local, state, and federal climate action for the American Cities Climate Challenge at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The Climate Challenge is an unprecedented opportunity for 25 ambitious cities to significantly deepen and accelerate their efforts to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for their residents. Formerly, Kimi was the Director of Buildings and Energy for the Climate Challenge and the Deputy Director of City Energy Project. Throughout her career, Kimi has worked with 36 major U.S. cities in 25 states. She has advocated for strong environmental policy at many levels of government. She holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropological sciences and a master’s degree in environment and resources from Stanford University. She earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School.