Program Associate, Energy & Climate Program
James Barba is Program Associate for Energy & Climate at Next Generation. James brings experience working on multiple political campaigns at the state and local levels; as a legislative intern with California State Senator Kevin de León; and as an intern with the energy and environmental policy team at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. He previously completed a two-year term of service as an AmeriCorps Jumpstart preschool tutor in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point community from 2008-2010, and has also worked in various capacities for the Alliance to Save Energy, the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, Clean Water Action, and the Sustainable Engineering and Ecological Design (SEED) Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
James graduated Magna cum laude, with Highest Honors in Politics, from the University of California, Santa Cruz.