Alexa Kleysteuber, Deputy Secretary for Border and Intergovernmental Relations
Alexa Kleysteuber was appointed Deputy Secretary for Border and Intergovernmental Relations for the California Environmental Protection Agency by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in June 2016. Before her appointment, Kleysteuber served 1 ½ years as a policy advisor to the Independent Association of Latin America and the Caribbean (AILAC), a negotiation group under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In this role, she counseled the group on the issues of climate change mitigation, transparency and carbon markets in the lead up to the adoption of the Paris Agreement. In 2014, Kleysteuber worked at the United Nations Development Programme on a project to support climate change action in developing countries. Kleysteuber also served in several positions at the Ministry of Environment of Chile’s Office of Climate Change from 2008 to 2013. She was a policy advisor, climate change negotiator and project coordinator in the preparation of Chile’s Second National Communication on Climate Change.
Kleysteuber earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead-Cain Scholar. She went on to earn her master’s degree in Environmental Policy, Planning and Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Alexa lives in Sacramento with her husband.