Brandon Lewis: MS, MPA, Environmental Finance Consultant

Global Policy Analyst Lewis posing by a New Zealand waterfall.
Contact
bdavidlewis@gmail.com
Discipline
Summary
  • BSc, Geology, Wheaton College, 2008
  • MSc, Geology, Colorado School of Mines, 2010
  • MPA, Public Policy, Princeton University, 2016
  • Back-to-back summers while at Wheaton “in the field” – the first geological mapping in the Black Hills of South Dakota and the second at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro helping a mission benefit from its mineral and water resources
  • Back-to-back summers while at CMU working as an exploration geologist for Newmont Mining, mapping and writing a thesis on an orogenic-style gold deposit
  • Working for GNS Science (New Zealand’s geological survey) for about three years as a Geothermal Energy Geologist in the world-class Taupo Volcanic Zone (TVZ), and being published for some amazing discoveries in Economic Geology in March 2017
  • Working at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, interviewing mining and sustainability executives all over the world about how the mining sector can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), lead-authoring a foundational report on the SDG (now translated into Spanish and French), and monitoring a panel of global Mining & Environment Ministers and famous economists discussing the report at a United Nations conference
  • Studying in Zambia with a former senior IMF economist and colleagues while in grad school (again!) at Princeton to advise country policymakers on strategies for economic diversification
  • Currently working for Public Financial Management, the largest independent public financial advisory firm in the US, in the Environmental Finance Group. Our team advises governments and non-profits on renewables and energy efficiency project finance