Jan Mazurek is an expert in environmental policy and has extensive experience in California and U.S. federal climate policies, including leakage and cost containment measures such as offsets and an allowance reserve. Dr. Mazurek was previously director of strategy and operations at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, where she helped the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to update the cap-and-trade scoping plan and conducted research on related topics such as California offsets policy. In 2010, she was appointed by the governor of California to serve as senior policy advisor to the ARB chairman, where she helped devise California's cap-and-trade regulation.
Dr. Mazurek has a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California at Riverside and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles' Luskin School of Public Affairs. She is also an accomplished advisor and writer on environmental policy issues.