Natalie Thomure

Program Analyst, Buildings Initiative


Natalie is a Program Analyst for the Buildings Initiative at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.

She provides project management, engagement and communications leadership for the Initiative’s work on zero-carbon buildings. As part of her work on the Buildings Initiative, Natalie manages engagement with the landmark global partnership, the Building Efficiency Accelerator, that fosters city leadership on building sector decarbonization, partnering with more than 50 subnational governments worldwide. Prior to her work on Buildings, Natalie worked on analyzing the opportunities for scaling rooftop solar in cities across Southeast Asia.

Natalie served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kaili, Guizhou Province, China and worked on forest legality and indigenous land rights on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana and in Ucayali, Peru. She 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.

In 2020, Natalie relocated from Washington DC to her hometown of Saint Louis MO and enjoys practicing ceramics, making music and writing short stories.


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