Rose Garr leads Waxman Strategies’ work on U.S. environmental policy and domestic environmental issues. From building support for policies to protect grasslands and forests and sequester carbon, to hastening the transition to wind and solar power, to transforming the agricultural sector, Rose works to advance climate and energy solutions.
As an expert on bioenergy, she advocates to make sure these policies are truly climate-friendly and include full emissions accounting and land-conversion tracking. Rose also oversees efforts to increase the sustainability of food production and shift the heavy industrial sector towards clean energy. She has a deep background in environmental advocacy and grassroots organizing, and has been quoted in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, and The Roanoke Times, among others.
Rose’s passion for conservation and climate-change issues spans a decade and a half. She has organized public support and lobbied on a number of domestic energy issues, including supporting renewable energy standards at the state and national level, protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas exploration, and opposing offshore drilling in Virginia. Rose’s work has mobilized tens of thousands of people to take action on pro-environment issues and has generated extensive news coverage.
Prior to Waxman, Rose worked for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Ohio PIRG, and the Consumer Federation of America. Rose graduated from Tulane University and the University of New Haven.