Tatsatom Gonçalves is a Research Analyst II at WRI’s Energy Program, where he combines research, writing, data analysis, and outreach across a variety of U.S. and international projects.

As part of the City Renewables Accelerator, Tatsatom trains and develops resources for U.S. local governments on subjects such as residential solar and aggregated procurement. Additionally, Tatsatom conducts research on East and Southeast Asia for initiatives such as the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator and the Climate Solutions Partnership, aimed at expanding the use of renewables in the private sector. Prior to joining WRI, Tatsatom worked at The Nature Conservancy in New York City, where he focused on coastal climate resilience and water quality. He also spent half a year in Kunming, China researching the country’s renewable energy policies.

Originally from the outskirts of Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tatsatom holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Geography from Middlebury College and is currently based in New York. In his free time, he can often be found practicing wildlife photography or planning a new outdoor adventure with his partner, Hayley.