Anna Ferrera, Deputy Secretary for
Legislative Affairs and External Partnerships
Anna Ferrera, of Sacramento, has been appointed Deputy Secretary for Legislative Affairs and External Partnerships at the California Environmental Protection Agency. Ferrera has been a legislative advocate at Murdoch Walrath and Holmes since 2005, and became a partner in 2017. In 2011, Ferrera founded and served as executive director of the School Energy Coalition, an organization that assisted school districts statewide to become more energy and water efficient and resilient. Ferrera was with the California State Senate for five years as policy and legislative director for Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny, a consultant to the Senate Office of Research and consultant to the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications in 2000. From 1995 to 1999, Ferrera served as a senior advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy. Ferrera is a member of California Women in Energy, the Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment, and the California Latino Capitol Association Foundation. She earned undergraduate degrees from the University of California Davis and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.