Kristin Hayes

Senior Director for Research and Policy Engagement

Kristin Hayes joined Resources for the Future in 2009, originally supporting a large-scale, multiyear project assessing the effectiveness and costs of a range of national US energy policy options. She now acts as RFF’s Senior Director for Research and Policy Engagement, helping to develop strategy and manage initiatives on natural gas development, domestic carbon pricing options, North American energy integration, and other energy and climate topics. Hayes also has primary responsibilities for a number of convening and communications efforts at RFF.


  • MSc, Oxford University, 2000
  • BS in chemistry, College of William and Mary, 1999

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