Clifton Yin is an Associate at the consulting firm ICF International, where he supports the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office. He previously worked at the California State Assembly, first as a Jesse M. Unruh Fellow and then as a legislative assistant, for Assemblyman Robert Huff. He has also had stints at Capital Development Strategies, a Sacramento-based political fundraising firm, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, DC-based think tank, and Energetics Incorporated.
Clifton served as a California delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention, the youngest Asian-American delegate in the nation. In his spare time, he volunteers as a career mentor for college students as part of a Taiwanese American Professionals program. Clifton graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a bachelor's degree in government and history and received a Master of Public Policy degree with a focus on environmental and regulatory policy from Georgetown University. Although he was born in San Jose, California, he spent much of his childhood growing up in Beijing, Seoul, and Taipei.