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 sustainable urban planning. Natalie also coordinates the activities of the UN Sustainable Energy for All’s Global Building Efficiency Accelerator or BEA. Prior to her work on buildings, Natalie worked closely with the Global Director of Energy, Jennifer Layke, on research and programmatic support.

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 environmental justice, ecofeminism, and socio-economic inclusion to ensure a sustainable future.

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.

Originally from St. Louis, MO, Natalie enjoys bike riding, art museums, live music, and Cardinals baseball.

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