Kristina Egan serves as the director of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, a new coalition between housing, community development, planning, environment, and transportation interests. Before joining the Alliance, she was the founding director of Odyssey, a statewide transportation choices coalition in California that forged an ongoing alliance between business, labor, community advocates and transit agencies promoting sustainable transportation choices through state policy reform and “on-the-ground” transit service improvements. Kristina also spent three years as an energy policy analyst for the International Institute of Energy Conservation in Thailand where her work resulted in new energy efficiency standards adopted by the Thai government and the formation of an independent international organization to harmonize energy efficiency testing procedures in the Asia Pacific region. Ms. Egan has published in the Far Eastern Economic Review, World Transport Policy and Practice and the SAIS Review. Ms. Egan holds a M.A. in International Economics and International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.A from Wesleyan University.