Lina is a Senior Associate on the Climate team and comes to CLASP from the Army National Guard (ARNG), where she assisted ARNG State energy managers in strengthening their energy programs–focusing on improving energy conservation and security at the installations. While there, she created a training course on programming energy efficiency and renewable energy projects at ARNG installations, delivering it to ARNG State Energy Managers. Lina has an advanced degree in environmental economics & policy and served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa. Lina is a native of Vilnus, Lithuania, and enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking and exploring new places. She loves dancing and has been taking tango lessons with her partner.