Alex Kovac is a Geospatial Data Scientist with WRI’s Data Lab. He works with researchers and policy experts to develop cartographic and geospatial data products, tools, and applications to uncover insights and scale impact.

His previous roles at WRI include Technical Lead for the Resource Watch geospatial data discovery platform as well as various research and project management positions with WRI’s Climate Program and Greenhouse Gas Protocol, working on city GHG emissions inventory standards and data.

Prior to joining WRI, Alex conducted legislative research on wildlife conservation, clean energy transmission and siting, and public lands issues at Cassidy & Associates. He holds a B.S. in political science and environmental studies from Santa Clara University.

Alex lives in Denver, Colorado with his fiancee and border collie. In his spare time he likes making maps, hiking, and using maps on hikes.