Rebecca Higgins is the senior policy advisor at the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. She previously worked as a legislative assistant on issues related to transportation, water, infrastructure and labor policy for Senator Tom Carper (D-Del), as a senior policy analyst for the US Department of Transportation (DOT), and as an industry analyst for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Chicago and her Master’s of Public Policy and Environmental Policy from Georgetown University.