Duggan runs a successful sustainability and strategy consulting firm with a special eye toward support for clean energy, climate resilience & environmental protection, as well as policy translation into actionable outcomes. Duggan is also a Senior Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists. In 2020, Duggan was appointed to the Biden-Sanders Unity Climate Change Task Force.
Previously, Duggan served as Deputy Director for Policy in the Office of Vice President Joe Biden, providing direct advice to the Vice President on policy issues, including energy, the environment, climate, national security, infrastructure, clean technology, water, resilient cities, and urban revitalization, finance and R&D. She simultaneously served as Deputy Director of President Obama’s Detroit task force. Prior to her time at the White House, Duggan served as Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz's Liaison to the City of Detroit and was embedded in Detroit’s City Hall under Mayor Mike Duggan (no relation).
She serves on the external advisory board of the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise and she is a Trustee at the University Liggett School. She is on the corporate advisory boards of Walker-Miller Energy Services and Arctaris Impact Investors Opportunity Zone Fund. Duggan is a board member of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters and the National Council of Science and the Environment.
Duggan earned her B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont and her M.S. in Natural Resource Policy & Behavior from the University of Michigan, where she helped frame the national Coping with Climate Change Summit, and co-authored “Downtown Detroit in Focus: A Profile of Market Opportunity” with The Brookings Institution.
Duggan lives in Detroit with her husband and two kids.