Clifton Yin is a Clean Energy Policy Analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Prior to joining ITIF, he earned a Master of Public Policy degree with a focus on environmental and regulatory policy from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. His master’s thesis sought to use statistical analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard on encouraging in-state renewable energy generation. While a graduate student, Clifton served as a policy fellow at Americans for Energy Leadership and interned at the Environmental Defense Fund and the American Enterprise Institute.
Clifton has also worked for California State Assemblyman Bob Huff – first as a Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow, and then as a Legislative Assistant – as well as the Bovée Company, a small political fundraising firm. He has a B.A. in government and history from Claremont McKenna College and served as the youngest Asian-American delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention.