Sara Eisemann is a 2023 Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellow. Eisemann currently serves as a legislative assistant to US Senator Jon Ossoff from Georgia, advising him on his energy, environment, and agriculture work. Eisemann has advised Ossoff through major legislative successes, including the inclusion of his Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act (SEMA) in the Inflation Reduction Act. By incentivizing domestic solar manufacturing, SEMA strengthens American energy independence, reduces reliance on Chinese imports, and reinvigorates the US industrial sector.  

Eisemann previously served as a policy advisor at the National Security Council. In that capacity, she led interagency efforts to develop and implement international climate and energy policy, and supported President Joe Biden’s work to re-establish the United States’ role as a global climate leader. 

Prior to that, Eisemann served at the US Department of State, including as the lead officer focused on environment, food security, and energy issues across sub-Saharan Africa. In this role, she managed efforts to combat wildlife trafficking and adapt to climate change and led the Department’s participation in the Power Africa initiative. She joined the department through the Presidential Management Fellowship and has served at the US embassies in Nairobi and Jakarta.

Before her US government roles, Eisemann worked in Haiti for EarthSpark International, a Washington-based NGO that aims to eradicate energy poverty, and its spin-off social enterprise Enèji Pwòp (“Clean Energy”).

Eisemann holds a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Tufts University.