The Millennial Action Project is thrilled to welcome Governor Jennifer M. Granholm to our Advisory Board.
Granholm is the former governor and attorney general of Michigan. In addition to teaching courses in law and public policy at UC Berkeley, she is a senior research fellow at the UC Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI) and the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).
Recently, she collaborated with 29 Americans from across the political spectrum while serving on the Bipartisan Policy Center's Commission on Political Reform. The group engaged the American public and released a set of bipartisan reform recommendations to improve various political and democratic processes, titled Governing in a Polarized America: A Bipartisan Blueprint to Strengthen U.S. Democracy.
Granholm is one of the nation’s leading authorities on clean energy policy. During her tenure, she worked with business, labor, Republicans and Democrats to create new economic opportunities in Michigan. In addition to diversifying Michigan’s economy, Granholm focused on creating jobs, attracting international investment, improving education, and training Michigan’s workers to promote the state’s long-term economic health.
After leaving office, she was an advisor to Pew Charitable Trusts’ Clean Energy Program, where she led a national campaign for clean energy policies. Granholm also hosted Current TV’s political news analysis show “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” and co-authored with her husband, Dan Mulhern, “A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future.”
Granholm is an honors graduate of UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School. She and her husband have three children.