As a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, Josh makes it faster, easier, and cheaper for Americans to go solar by empowering state and local leaders to slash red tape and eliminate solar market barriers. Josh most recently launched the SolSmart program, which recognizes exceptional communities that have cleared the way for solar, and readies the rest through expert assistance. His leadership of the Rooftop Solar Challenge, Solar Outreach Partnership, and the SEEDS behavioral science studies has generated evidence-based approaches to spreading solar adoption and lowering the cost to plug in. Prior to joining the DOE as a Presidential Management Fellow, Josh worked as an analyst at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on climate and weather policy. He has also worked for the New York Power Authority, and has served as a consultant to the City of New York and the World Bank on solar energy and climate issues. Josh has a Master’s degree from Columbia University in energy and environmental policy, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in chemistry and Spanish.