Natalie Thomure

Research Analyst II, Buildings Initiative


Natalie is a Research Analyst for WRI’s Energy and Cities programs. Her primary focus area is energy efficiency in buildings. She provides project management, city/state engagement, and research support for the Initiative’s work on zero-carbon buildings and the Building Efficiency Accelerator.

Prior to her work on buildings, she analyzed the opportunities for expanding rooftop solar on corporate and industrial buildings in Southeast Asia. Natalie served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kaili, Guizhou Province, China and worked on indigenous land rights and environmental programs on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana and Koh Kong, Cambodia. She is a firm believer in the critical roles of equity and climate justice to ensure a just transition.

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 live music, art, and biking around DC.


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