As the League of Conservation Voters’ Vice President of Government Affairs, Sara Chieffo works to advance LCV’s federal legislative and administrative goals with a focus on climate change and energy policy. Her work spans legislative strategy, executive branch advocacy, coalition building, elections, and communications. Sara also oversees production of LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard, which for nearly 50 years has been the nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental and energy issues. Before joining LCV in 2009, Sara worked in government affairs for Defenders of Wildlife, as a fundraiser for a nonprofit land trust in Oregon, as Chief of Staff for an Oregon state senator, and on local and federal electoral campaigns. Sara holds a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, a B.A. from Georgetown University, and is a graduate of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs in Pittsburgh, PA. Sara is a proud resident of Washington, D.C. where she lives with her husband and two young daughters.