Alexandra Sutton Lawrence holds a joint appointment between the Energy Initiative and Duke Science & Society, where she leads the Energy vertical within the Science Policy Tracking Program. As the Energy vertical lead, she supports the mission of the Energy Initiative by providing timely and accessible summaries, briefs, and analyses of new developments in energy policy.
Alexandra is a graduate of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke, where she worked with Professor Stuart Pimm to study best practices in biodiversity conservation. Her dissertation, Conservation in the Human Landscape, comprises case studies of leadership, management, and finance in global environmental initiatives. She has held previous policy positions at The Wildlife Society and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, and her research has been supported by The Explorers’ Club; National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative; and Sigma Xi. She is also the founder of Kedge Conservation, a social innovation startup that works to promote financial literacy, access, and equity in East & Southern Africa.