Our Team

Farah Benahmed

Associate, U.S. Policy and Advocacy

Farah joined the Policy and Advocacy team in August 2020, where she is works to advance clean energy innovation policy, technology neutral tax credits, and transmission policy. She focuses on grantmaking, policy development, relationship building, and furthering BE’s mission.

Prior to joining Gates Ventures, Farah led Third Way’s clean energy innovation portfolio. She supported and developed innovation policies, managed the team’s federal appropriations work, and led two bipartisan working groups focused on advancing clean energy innovation. Most recently, she testified at the House Science Space and Technology Committee’s hearing focused on how accelerating clean energy innovation and technology transfer can contribute to an economic recovery and a clean energy future.

Farah previously worked in the front office of the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy during both the Obama and Trump Administrations. Farah was a 2019 fellow at the Clean Energy Leadership Institute and holds a Bachelor’s in Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland College Park.

Farah lives in Washington, DC with her husband Cole and their labradoodle Milo. Apart from family time, she enjoys exploring different areas in the city, weekend getaways, and burying her head in fiction novels.