Trace Carlson is an Operations Manager on the Air Quality Program, working primarily on the Clean Air Catalyst project, as well as other projects across the Air Quality Program portfolio. Trace is a finance, budgeting, compliance, and operations specialist. He works with the Clean Air Catalyst and Operations teams in DC, International Offices, and Grants and Finance Specialists to support Air Quality projects on all finance, budgeting, compliance, and operational needs.

Prior to joining WRI, Trace was a Program Manager at Chemonics International working on a global health supply chain project that worked with the Ministries of Health in 34 countries to improve access to life-saving medications, create more transparent and efficient supply chains, and develop better warehouse management systems.

Trace holds an M.A. in International Relations from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, as well as a B.A. in Psychology from Lipscomb University.

He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and is an avid Liverpool F.C. fan, hiker, and traveler.