Bella Spies supports efforts to promote increased access to healthy and affordable housing through energy efficiency policies. Spies is passionate about creating climate resilient communities through equitable and transformative policies. Prior to joining NRDC in 2019, Spies served as an AmeriCorps CivicSpark fellow where she supported energy efficiency and green building programs at the San Diego Green Building Council. Spies earned a B.A. in political science and environmental studies from Gonzaga University. She is based in the Washington, D.C., office. When Bella is not working, she enjoys reading and exploring the numerous trails in the D.C. area by bike.