Author: Kyle Gracey

Kyle Gracey is a Research Assistant and Ph.D. candidate in Carnegie Mellon University's Engineering and Public Policy Department, and is training as a disaster response officer with the Army National Guard. He was an Energy and Climate Fellow at Worldwatch, and Research Scientist at Global Footprint Network. He recently worked in the Speechwriting office for U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden. He is the former Chair of SustainUS: U.S. Youth for Sustainable Development, and delegate to more than a dozen United Nations negotiations on climate change, social development, and sustainable development. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with B.S. degrees in Ecological Economics and Biochemistry/Biophysics, where he is their only Truman Scholarship recipient, and from the University of Chicago with an M.S. in the Physical Sciences Division and Harris Public Policy School, where he was a Harris Fellow. He also investigated international development and environment issues at The American University in Washington, DC and in Brazil, Israel, Iceland, and the United Arab Emirates. Kyle has worked in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation as an Environmental Policy Analyst, as an International Economist Graduate Intern in the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs, at Gade Environmental Group private consulting, and was an Education Docent at the National Aquarium. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the youth science & technology policy organization Student Pugwash USA, where he is their Vice President; the Truman Scholars Association, where he is their board chair; and is a co-founding board member of Engineers for a Sustainable World. He also chairs the task force on international conservation treaties for the Society for Conservation Biology. He is a Life Member of the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. His interviews, presentations, and writings number over 100.


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