I'm a first year MEM in the Environmental Economics and Policy concentration. Born, in Moscow, Russia, I was raised in Chicago, IL. I attended Washington University in St. Louis for undergrad and spent the past two years teaching English in Madrid, Spain before attending Duke. My interests lie in working for a global nonprofit on government and legislative work, lobbying for stronger environmental programs surrounding climate change, sustainable cities, and smart transportation.
On Monday and Tuesday of this past week I had the opportunity to attend the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s annual conference in DC. For those of you who haven’t spent countless hours swimming in EIAContinue reading
As if my environmentalist heart needed any more reasons to flutter for Michael Bloomberg. His sustainability plan for NYC, PlaNYC, includes the Citi Bike system and Green Building Codes and is estimated to reduce theContinue reading
On June 17th the Environmental Law Institute held a seminar about the shape and size that U.S. action on climate change could take at the upcoming Congress of the Parties in Paris 2015. Invited panelistsContinue reading
Today I tuned in to a monthly webinar put on by one of our partners, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), about the new Clean Power Plan and its implications for businesses. The talk was entitled “More Jobs,Continue reading
My first climate change adventure was to accompany my boss, Jake Schmidt, to a “Trilateral Dialogue” hosted by the World Resources Institute (WRI). The purpose of this reoccurring roundtable is to share knowledge and increaseContinue reading
I’m definitely not in the South anymore. Walking to the bus on my first day of my internship at the Natural Resources Defense Council, someone almost backed into me with their pickup truck and thenContinue reading