Alexis McKittrick, Speaker of the Senate
Alexis McKittrick, Ph.D., works as a research staff member for the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) in Washington, D.C. In this role, she conducts research and analysis supporting a variety of tasks for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and various federal agencies. Dr. McKittrick brings a range of environmental and energy expertise to STPI, including experience in corporate research and development (R&D), technical analysis, policy analysis, and government regulations.
Prior to joining STPI, Dr. McKittrick worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Change Division, where she focused on greenhouse gas analysis and policy for the oil and gas, chemicals, and semiconductor sectors. She also gained early-career experience working for Praxair Inc., as both an R&D technical lead and an R&D program development manager covering industrial sectors that included oil refining, chemicals, and steel manufacturing.
A SWE member since 2001, Dr. McKittrick has held a number of leadership roles within the Society. She has been chair of both the strategic planning committee and the government relations and public policy committee and is a past governor of the Mid-Atlantic region.
She holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she was a Meyerhoff Scholar. She lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., with her husband and two daughters. Outside of her work with SWE and STPI, Dr. McKittrick enjoys being a Girl Scout troop leader.