Alice C. Hill is the newest distinguished member of the Center for Climate and Security Advisory Board. Alice is also a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, where her work focuses on catastrophic risk, including the impacts of climate change. She previously served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy on the National Security Council. Hill led the creation of national policy regarding resilience to catastrophic risk. Her work spanned development of the first ever federal flood risk standard, creation of a national drought plan, expanding federal focus on the Arctic and addressing national security and climate change.
Hill previously served as Senior Counselor to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and as an ex officio member of the Third National Climate Assessment. She led the development of the first-ever DHS Adaptation Plan. She also founded and served as the first chair of the Blue Campaign, an internationally recognized anti-human trafficking initiative.
Earlier in her career, she served as supervising judge on the Los Angeles Superior Court and as chief of the white-collar crime unit in the Los Angeles US Attorney’s Office.
She is a frequent speaker and has been quoted in the NY Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, among other publications. She has appeared on CBS, NPR and MSNBC and her commentary has been published in Newsweek, LawFare and other media. She has received numerous awards and commendations, including the Department of Justice’s highest award for legal accomplishment, Harvard’s Meta-Leader of the Year Award and the National Institute of Building Sciences President’s Award.