Stephanie Epner serves as a Special Advisor and Acting Sr. Director for Climate and Energy at the White House National Security Council. Previously, she was Senior Advisor to the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of State, as well as the climate lead on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff. Stephanie was co-lead for international climate policy on the Biden-Harris transition team. Before returning to government, she was the director and founder of the Climate in Foreign Policy Project at the United Nations Foundation and a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She also served in the Obama Administration at both the State Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.