Environment, Energy & Transportation Division
Patricio Portillo is a policy analyst with the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices Environment, Energy and Transportation Division. At NGA, Patricio assists governors’ staff and state policymakers on a range of topics including transportation electrification, the impact of disruptive technologies on the energy and transportation sectors, evolving utility business models and communications networks.
Prior to NGA, Patricio was a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Graduate Fellow serving on the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. As a fellow on the committee, his work focused on the cost of climate change to the federal government, cyber threats to the energy sector and challenges facing U.S. territories, as well as research for executive branch nominations and committee hearings.
Patricio holds a Master’s in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, with a concentration in Energy and Environmental Policy, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Economics from Temple University.