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Samantha Gross

Director, Energy Security and Climate Initiative, Brookings Institution

Samantha Gross is Director of the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at the Brookings Institution and was a 2021 Brookings – Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative Fellow in Berlin. She focuses on the intersection of energy, environment, and policy, including climate policy and international cooperation, energy geopolitics, and the global transition toward a decarbonized economy.

She has been a Visiting Fellow at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, where she authored work on clean energy cooperation and on post-Paris climate policy. She was Director of the Office of International Climate and Clean Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she directed U.S. activities under the Clean Energy Ministerial. Ms. Gross was also Director of Integrated Research at IHS CERA.

Ms. Gross holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, a MS in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.