Natalie Thomure is a Buildings Analyst for the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.

She leads deep engagement for the Building Initiative’s work on zero-carbon buildings. As part of her work on buildings, Natalie manages engagement with the landmark global partnership, the Building Efficiency Accelerator, which fosters city leadership on building sector decarbonization, partnering with more than 50 subnational governments worldwide. Prior to her work on the Buildings team, Natalie analyzed opportunities to scale rooftop solar across Southeast Asia as part of the Energy team.

Natalie served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guizhou Province, China and worked on forest legality and indigenous land rights on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana and in Ucayali, Peru. She 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.