Sara Wylie has been working to increase equity in climate change response for years through her work as an associate professor of sociology and health sciences at Northeastern University. Now, with a year-long fellowship in the U.S. Department of Energy’s new Office of Energy Justice Policy and Analysis, she has the opportunity to help shape the future of U.S. climate policy in a meaningful way.
Working under the broader banner of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, run by Northeastern law professor Shalanda Baker, Wylie is excited to put years of research on environmental justice and equity to work for the Biden administration’s Justice40 Initiative. The effort aims to direct 40% of federal investments in clean energy toward marginalized communities that are overburdened by the impacts of pollution and climate change. Read more about JPB Fellow Sara Wylie’s.