Rachel Smith is a policy analyst for BPC’s energy and climate team. Prior to BPC, she worked as an environmental engineering consultant in Pennsylvania before returning for her master’s degree abroad. During her master’s program, she interned at the Basque Centre for Climate Change in Bilbao, Spain where she researched and co-authored a paper on climate change adaptation policies. She also analyzed nature-based solutions to societal challenges as part of her thesis at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Germany.
Smith has a Master of Science degree in Global Change: Ecosystem Science and Policy from a dual degree program between the University College Dublin, Ireland and the Justus Liebig University, Germany. She holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University.