Tatsatom Gonçalves is a Research Assistant at WRI’s Energy Program, where he combines outreach, research, writing and data analysis across a variety of U.S. and international projects. Besides tracking municipal renewable energy deals for the American Cities Climate Challenge, he also conducts research on energy efficiency and renewable energy in the context of Latin America, East Asia and Southeast Asia for partnerships such as the Building Efficiency Accelerator and the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator. Before his current role, Tatsatom was also a Sustainable Buildings Helms Fellow at WRI’s Buildings Initiative.
Prior to joining WRI, Tatsatom worked at The Nature Conservancy in New York City, where he produced a coastal resilience assessment and furthered the organization’s partnership with the local Citizens’ Water Quality Testing Program. He also studied at the Middlebury School Abroad in Kunming, where he produced research in Mandarin on China’s national policies for wind and solar energy development.
Tatsatom is originally from the outskirts of Porto Alegre, Brazil and holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Geography from Middlebury College. He is passionate about learning languages and speaks fluent English and Portuguese; advanced Chinese and Spanish; and intermediate French and Italian. He loves exploring new cities and can often be found riding his bike with a ukulele on his back.