Erin Gray

Associate III


Erin is an Associate III for WRI’s Economics Center. She has over 10 years’ experience in Environmental Economics, with expertise in ecosystem service and natural infrastructure valuation; cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, and multi-criteria analysis; climate change adaptation monitoring and evaluation; landscape approaches for restoration; and ecosystem service markets and conservation finance. Erin provides economics support across WRI’s programs and centers including leading economic research and analysis and providing general advisory support. She has conducted multiple economic analyses and has led the development of multiple economic methodological frameworks and guidance materials designed to help decision makers understand the trade-offs of investing in natural resources.

Before joining WRI, Erin worked as a consultant for ICF International’s Climate Change and Sustainability team. She conducted multiple economic valuations and developed frameworks to evaluate global and domestic impacts of Federal energy policies. She also has several years’ experience evaluating impacts and participation eligibility for U.S. ecosystem service markets.

Erin received her Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, concentrating in Environmental Economics and Policy. Erin also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Economics and Environmental Analysis and Policy from Boston University.

Erin lives in Portland, OR with her husband, two children, and dog. She’s an avid runner and capoerista, and aspires to be a coffee aficionado.

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