Our Team Cristina Shoffner Manager, U.S. Policy & Advocacy

Cristina manages strategic initiatives for Breakthrough Energy’s U.S. Policy & Advocacy team. She leads private sector engagement and supports strategy development to advance the team’s efforts towards an ambitious U.S. climate agenda that encourages innovation and accelerates the deployment of clean technologies.

Cristina joined Breakthrough Energy in January 2021 from the United States Senate, where she served as policy advisor to U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senate Democratic Leadership. There, she supported the Senator’s energy and environmental policy agenda and broader efforts as chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.

Before serving in the U.S. Senate, Cristina was Special Assistant for Legislative Affairs in the White House Council on Environmental Quality under President Obama.

Cristina received her B.S. with honors from the University of Michigan in Earth & Environmental Science and Spanish. She lives in Washington, D.C.