Topics: Environment and Climate Change
Regional focus: North America
Origin: United States
Fellowship: Brookings – Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative Fellow

Samantha Gross is a scientist and current fellow at the Brookings Institution, focused on the intersection of energy, environment and policy, including climate policy and international cooperation, energy geopolitics and global energy markets.

Prior to this, she had 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-Summit climate policy. As Director of Integrated Research at IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, she managed the IHS CERA Climate Change and Clean Energy forum and the IHS relationship with the World Economic Forum.

Apart from that, she held various posts in the U.S. government. She was Director of the Office of International Climate and Clean Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. In that role, she directed U.S. activities under the Clean Energy Ministerial, including the secretariat and initiatives focusing on clean energy implementation as well as access and energy efficiency. Also, she worked at the Government Accountability Office on the Natural Resources and Environment team and as an engineer directing environmental assessment and remediation projects.

Samantha Gross holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

Last updated: 2020