Shannon Baker-Branstetter

Manager, Cars & Energy Policy, Consumer Reports

Shannon Baker-Branstetter leads Consumer Reports' policy team on federal and state clean transportation toward the goal of safe, affordable and efficient transportation choices that reduce emissions and protect public health. This mission includes advocating for improvements to new vehicles, and influencing policies that impact the future of transportation, such as electric vehicles, emissions standards, micromobility, and other “new mobility” options. She also leads work on home energy issues, including utility ratemaking, renewable energy, and policies that improve the efficiency of appliances, electronics and lighting. Shannon has worked at Consumer Reports for 10 years. Prior to working at Consumer Reports, she worked at the Department of Labor and the Government Accountability Office. Her alma maters are Yale University (B.A.), University of California, Los Angeles (M.P.P.) and Georgetown (J.D.), and she is an active member of the California and District of Columbia Bar Associations. Shannon enjoys playing soccer, experiencing the great outdoors, and all things Star Wars.

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