Abigail Regitsky works on Breakthrough Energy’s U.S. Policy and Advocacy team, where she helps implement BE’s climate policy priorities, focusing on industrial decarbonization, embodied carbon in buildings and other materials, and carbon management. Through investment vehicles, philanthropic programs, policy and advocacy efforts, and other initiatives, Breakthrough Energy works with a global network of partners to accelerate the technologies the world needs to build a carbon-free economy.
Prior to joining Breakthrough Energy, Abigail worked on Capitol Hill, most recently as professional staff for the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Her work focused on climate change mitigation, primarily developing policy recommendations for the industrial and manufacturing sector, buildings, and clean energy innovation. Previously, Abigail was a AAAS Congressional Science Fellow for Senator Tina Smith, where she helped develop and introduce the Senator’s Clean Energy Standard Act of 2019, among other energy and environment work.
Before working on the Hill, Abigail earned a PhD in materials science and engineering from MIT, where her research tried to better understand biomineralization for future applications in sustainable materials processing.