Liz Schmitt has been working with Dr. Fiorino as a Graduate Research Assistant since the Fall of 2009. Her research, which now also contributes to the Center for Environmental Policy, has focused on sustainability in the Executive branch, state level pollution policy, and the intersection of trade and the environment. Her current research centers on a multi-party discussion of green jobs programs.
Liz is in her second year as a Master of Public Policy student at American University’s School of Public Affairs, with a concentration in Environmental and Energy Policy. Liz’s primary policy interests include climate change, clean energy, and environmental economics, as well as the health of DC's local environment. In addition to her work for the Center for Environmental Policy, Liz also serves as the Economics Tutor for MPA and MPP students at American. Liz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, and before coming to AU she worked in North Carolina as the Southeast Federal Field Associate for Environment America.
B.A., Environmental Studies, Muhlenberg College - 2007
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