Clea Schumer is a Research Analyst with WRI’s Climate Program, where she supports the research, analysis, and outreach efforts of WRI projects focused on raising national ambition in accordance with the Paris Agreement. Specifically, Clea’s work helps to improve understanding of national and global ambition for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and uses data and analysis to inform and influence a diverse set of international climate policy stakeholders contributing to Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and long-term strategies.

Prior to joining WRI, Clea completed her B.A. at Harvard University, where she earned a degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy (focusing in Climate Change Economics) and a minor in Astrophysics. For her senior thesis, she wrote a comparative study of the design of internal carbon pricing programs within the university sector, and, now as an alumnus, sits on Harvard's Presidential Committee on Sustainability. During her undergraduate career, Clea worked at the Harvard Office for Sustainability and held internships at the California Energy Commission, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, and, in 2018, with the same team she now works with at WRI.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing guitar and singing, bicycling, watercolor painting, skiing, and spending time with her friends and family.