Trisha Miller is the Senior Director for Industrial and Building Emissions in the White House Domestic Climate Policy Office. She leads industrial and building decarbonization policy for the Biden-Harris Administration and supports national partnerships. Trisha also co-chairs the Federal Buy Clean Task Force. Previously, Trisha served as the Chief Innovation and Development Officer at Elevate, a national organization dedicated to ensuring that the benefits of clean energy reach those who need them most. She formerly served as a Senior Director at Gates Ventures, the private office of Bill Gates, and Breakthrough Energy. Trisha developed a comprehensive climate policy framework for Breakthrough Energy, where she led industrial, buildings, and transmission policy. Trisha also served on the Biden-Harris Transition Team.
Trisha is an expert in climate and energy solutions and served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where she worked to advance President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. At HUD, she oversaw the expansion of the Better Buildings Challenge to the multifamily sector and led a federal initiative to triple the amount of renewable energy reaching low-income communities. This built on her former role managing the National Green Communities Program at Enterprise Community Partners, where she helped in the development of 20,000 green affordable homes. Before joining Enterprise, Trisha launched and ran the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights’ Community Development Initiative, which provided legal services to thousands of individuals across the Gulf Coast.
Trisha holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also has a B.A., magna cum laude, in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan. Trisha enjoys teaching and mentoring students. She has held adjunct faculty positions at Georgetown University and George Washington University.