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Paula Gant - Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Paula Gant

Dr. Paula Gant serves as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of International Affairs. Previously, Dr. Gant served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas in the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy.  As Deputy Assistant Secretary, Dr. Gant administered domestic and international oil and gas programs, including policy analysis and liquefied natural gas import and export authorization.  Dr. Gant’s work at DOE is focused on realizing the promise presented by America’s abundant natural gas and oil resources which hinges on prudent production, environmental stewardship and efficient use.  The Department of Energy’s research efforts seek to deploy the best available science, analysis and technologies to ensure a more secure energy future by leveraging our domestic natural gas and oil resources and protecting our air, land, and communities. 

Dr. Gant now serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of International Affairs.

Dr. Gant previously worked for the American Gas Association and Duke Energy.  She has also served on the faculties of Louisiana State University and the University of Louisville. Dr. Gant is a native of Louisiana.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from McNeese State University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University.  She lives in Washington, D.C. with her family.