Mary Sotos is an Associate with WRI’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol team, leading its work on developing international GHG accounting guidance for renewable energy products and purchases. She also supports the team’s City-Level Accounting initiative as well as GHG Protocol calculation tools and resources. Mary co-authored the U.S. Public Sector Protocol, providing GHG accounting guidance for U.S. government agencies in support of Executive Order 13514.
Prior to WRI, Mary spent a year in Brussels, Belgium through a Fulbright Fellowship to analyze regional energy demand projects and the impacts of EU directives on energy efficiency. She also specialized in ecosystem classification and preservation at the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, and in wetland management at the DuPage County Department of Economic Development and Environmental Planning. With the Lutheran Coalition for Public Policy, she led faith-based advocacy and outreach on environmental issues.
Mary graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a concentration in Social Sciences. She also pursued graduate coursework in Science and Environmental Management at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles.