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board of directors

Lauren K. Perez

Harper-Schmidt Fellow and Assistant Professor, University of Chicago


Dr. Perez received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Her dissertation focuses on how national legislatures in EU member states involve themselves in European Union policy-making. Ms. Perez received her B.A. in Political Science and History summa cum laude from Bucknell University and her M.A. from James Madison University.

Roger R. Martella

General Electric


Mr. Martella is General Counsel with General Electric, Global EHS.  Prior to joining GE, Mr. Martella was a co-lead of the Environmental practice group at Sidley Austin LLP. He rejoined Sidley Austin LLP after serving as the General Counsel of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, concluding 10 years of litigating and handling complex environmental and natural resource matters at the Department of Justice and EPA. In 2015, Roger was recognized by Who’s Who Legal as the environmental lawyer of the year globally.

Kenneth Strzepek

Research Scientist, MIT Joint Program on Science and Policy of Global Change; Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Professor Emeritus of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder


Kenneth Strzepek has spent 30 years as a researcher and practitioner at the nexus of engineering, environmental and economics systems, primarily related to water resource planning and management, river basin planning, and modeling of agricultural, environmental, and water resources systems. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT in Water Resources Systems, an M.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hamburg. As a lead author for IPCC he is a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. 


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