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Sharon Burke

Professional affiliation

Global Fellow, Environmental Change and Security Program; Founder and President, Ecospherics

Full Biography

Sharon Burke is the President of Ecospherics, a new research and advisory organization. Previously, she was the Director of Resource Security at the civic organization, New America. Burke has also served in senior U.S. government positions in the State Department and Pentagon, most recently as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy and an advisor to the Biden-Harris Transition Team. Educated at Williams College and Columbia University, Burke is a frequent public speaker, regular contributor to The Boston Globe, and an advisor, including for the National Science Foundation and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.