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Maren Mahoney

Maren Mahoney

Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, Energy Policy Innovation Council

School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University
PO Box 875603
Tempe, AZ 85287-5603


  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, Energy Policy Innovation Council


Since its inception in 2012, Maren Mahoney has managed EPIC, an energy policy think tank based in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU. Maren conducts legal and regulatory analysis on transformative energy policies for state, county and local governments. She also provides coordinating, outreach and education activities to ensure meaningful engagement of all stakeholders in energy policy-making forums. She manages a core team of graduate student researchers who assist with customized energy policy communication, analysis, and recommendations. She graduated from New York Law School in 2005 and holds active state bar membership in both New York and Arizona. She obtained a Master’s degree from ASU’s School of Sustainability in 2011, where she co-founded The Sustainability Review online magazine and workshop. Previously, Maren was a litigator in New York. She has also worked in the legal department in the Salt River Project and a refugee and asylum law firm, and interned in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., and the New York City Office of Environmental Coordination.


  • MA, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2011
  • JD, Law, New York Law School, 2005
  • BA, Liberal Arts (minor in English), Bishop's University, Quebec, Canada, 2002


Journal Articles


Golub, A., M. Mahoney and J. Harlow. 2013. Sustainability and intergenerational equity: Do past injustices matter?. Sustainability Science 8(2):269-277. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-013-0201-0 . (link )

Thesis (Masters)


Mahoney, M. 2011. This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land: An Historical Narrative of an Intergenerational Controversy over Public Use Management of the San Fransciso Peaks. Master's thesis. Arizona State University. (link )

Co-founder, The Sustainability Review

President, Alumni Chapter Board, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2013

Attorney, State of New York, 2006

Justice John Marshall Harlan Scholarship