Marcel Akhame is an Associate with Breakthrough Energy’s (BE) U.S. Policy and Advocacy team. He is a member of USPA’s Strategic Initiatives program, where he’s primarily focuses on just transition work, regional and state engagement, and environmental justice.
Prior to joining BE, Marcel was a Congressional Fellow with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. As a Congressional Fellow, he worked with the office of Congressman A. Donald McEachin and the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources where he supported numerous environmental justice, energy, and climate legislative and advocacy actions through research, writing, outreach and engagement. Marcel has also worked as a Program Analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water (OW). While at the EPA, he managed a $120 million grant program and supported OW in defining the benefits and methodology of the Pilot Programs within the initial rollout of the Justice40 initiative.
Marcel holds a Master of Public Policy degree from American University, and a B.A. in Political Science and minor in Economics from the University of North Texas. He currently resides in the Columbia Heights area of DC, and enjoys reading, running, going to the gym, and all things soccer.