Gil Damon

Gil Damon

Research Fellow, Center for Law, Energy, & the Environment

Email: gil.damon@berkeley.edu

Gil Damon is a Research Fellow for CLEE’s Project Climate, where he focuses on near-term climate strategies with an emphasis on methane emissions. Before joining CLEE, he led a grassroots environmental nonprofit and served as a graduate researcher for the UK’s Royal Society, analyzing treaties before the COP26 climate conference.

A Florida native, Gil supported public land management and acquisitions as an executive policy fellow in the state’s environmental agency. He has also served as a park ranger and riverboat captain in a North Florida wildlife sanctuary. In college, Gil interned with a bipartisan pair of lawmakers, in the Obama White House, and for NASA.

Gil holds a Master of Philosophy in Public Policy from Cambridge University (2021), where he studied as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. From Florida State University, he received a Bachelor of Science with majors in Psychology and Political Science (2018). Gil is a trail runner, kayaker, and pilot.