Chris is a legal and energy professional with over 20-years’ experience principally in energy law and policy with a current emphasis in leading national policy discussions on equity and energy justice. She is highly regarded for her leadership, board expertise, innovative ideas, and contributions to grid innovation. Currently, she serves as a Senior Advisor for Energy and Environmental Justice at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Justice Policy and Analysis. Her role involves spearheading efforts to ensure that equity considerations are integrated into federal grants via Community Benefit Plans. Chris previously served as an Attorney-Advisor for the Bonneville Power Administration and ended her decade plus tenure as Acting Assistant General Counsel for Transmission in the Office of General Counsel. Alongside her professional pursuits, Chris is passionate about mentoring law students and young attorneys and supporting their professional growth. She is also actively involved in Pinay Powerhouse, a nonprofit organization centering Pinays in the legal profession, and serves as President of the Oregon Filipino American Lawyers Association.