Amy Clipp, Principal

In regions facing urgent environmental challenges, Amy Clipp provides tools for innovation. Amy bridges the gaps among scientists, NGOs, citizens, and public agencies. By bringing these groups to the policy table and translating their work into easy to read documents, she brings rigor and transparency to decisions that affect millions of people's lives.

Amy has guided Louisiana's coastal planning post-Hurricane Katrina, helping the state create national models for climate change adaptation. As part of this work, she has written both of the state's coastal master plans. The first plan won the National Association of Environmental Professionals President's Award as well as the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation.

In 2010, Amy gained a Master of Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where her work focused on optimizing high stakes public policy. Her studies at Harvard were supported by a fellowship from the Switzer Foundation.