Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Hanna Breetz

Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Scholar

Areas of Expertise


Hanna Breetz is a political scientist who studies U.S. energy policy, particularly surrounding alternative fuels. Her broader research interests include energy and environmental politics, the role of science in policy-making, and technology and innovation policy.

At UC Berkeley she holds a joint appointment as a post-doctoral fellow at the Goldman School, where she teaches on alternative energy politics and policy, and a principal investigator at the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI). She received her B.A. in Government and Environmental Science from Dartmouth College and her PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was an NSF IGERT Trainee in MIT’s Program on Emerging Technologies (PoET) and a fellow in the Energy Technology Innovation Policy (ETIP) program at the Harvard Kennedy School.