Co-Founder and Director of Environmental Governance Division:Co-creator of research institute at the interface between science and policymaking aiming to support and improve multilateral governance through provision of comprehensive, politically actionable scientific analysis and independent, project-based advice on issues related to effective and inclusive governance. Expected launch: Dec. 2010. Preliminary website: http://www.globalgovernance.eu/.
2009 – current
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (IISD)
Thematic Expert on Energy and Transport: Author of over 100 online pieces synthesizing climate related news and publications from the UN and other intergovernmental organizations in the areas of renewable energy and transportation. Articles can be accessed at www.climate-L.org.
2009 – current
Team leader: Structure, populate and manage multicultural teams producing daily synthesis and analysis of sensitive international environmental and development negotiations and conferences. Reports can be accessed at www.iisd.ca.
2008 – current
Writer: Synthesize and provide analysis of international negotiations and conferences.
2006 – 2007
UNIVERSITY OF KASSEL
Research associate in development economics department: Masters and bachelors economics instruction (see below); assist in grant writing, conference planning, and curriculum development.
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN
Internship: Assisted in organizing international conference “Blind Spots of Global Climate Governace” at the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
SHORT TERM CONSULTANCIES
FAO Bioenergy Legislative Study: Commissioned to write report analyzing Brazilian bioenergy legislation and policy.
European Parliament study: Commissioned to write environmental section of report analyzing use and effectiveness of social and environmental norms within Free Trade Agreements.