Sandra Cavalieri worked at Ecologic Institute from 2006 to 2012 and was a Senior Fellow and Coordinator for the Arctic and Transatlantic programs. Her work focused on convening stakeholder dialogues to develop policy recommendations for Arctic environmental management and global marine governance. Sandra Cavalieri then moved to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to help launch the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants until February 2013. Sandra Cavalieri is a native English speaker and has working knowledge of German.
Sandra Cavalieri led the project Transforming Economies through Community (I-CITE) and contributed to Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast (RADOST) and the European Arctic Information Centre initiative. She concluded the Cooperation across the Atlantic for marine governance integration (CALAMAR) project, the EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment and Transatlantic Policy Options for Supporting Adaptations in the Marine Arctic (Arctic TRANSFORM).
Prior to joining Ecologic Institute, Sandra Cavalieri worked at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) where she collaborated with state agencies (North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) and North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation) as well as federal agencies (US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)) to secure public funding for biodiversity and landscape conservation.
Sandra Cavalieri holds Master’s degrees in both Public Administration and Natural Resources Policy from North Carolina State University as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Religion and Environmental Science from Barnard College, Columbia University. As a student, she worked as a research assistant for Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, a Senior Research Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.