Natalie Thomure

Analyst II, Buildings Initiative


Natalie is an Analyst for the Buildings Initiative in WRI's Sustainable Cities program. She provides project management, partner engagement, and research support for the Initiative’s work on efficient and zero-carbon buildings and sustainable urban planning. Natalie previously worked on WRI’s Energy team, conducting research and programmatic analysis for the Global Director and the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator (CEIA).Prior to WRI, Natalie served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kaili, Guizhou Province, China and worked on youth and women’s development programs on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana, in western Cambodia, and her hometown of St. Louis, MO. She is a firm believer in the critical roles of environmental justice, ecofeminism, and socio-economic inclusion to combat climate change.Natalie holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where she published research on Environmental Human Rights Defenders in Kenya, Peru and Sri Lanka. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and International Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.She grew up in St. Louis, MO and enjoys watching baseball, seeing live music, visiting art galleries, and cooking new dishes.

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