Becky Kreutter '15 MPA '19, graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School with a certificate in Environmental Studies. Her work on "Econometric Drivers of Forest Change in India," which analyzed satellite data on land-use in India, won the Wilson school's senior thesis prize. As the 2015 Gilbert S. Omenn ’61 and Martha A. Darling MPA ’70 Scholar, Becky is interested in the interplay of climate science, economics, and policy.
As an undergraduate, Becky was captain of the lightweight crew team, an All-American rower, a Shapiro Prize winner, a columnist and editor for the Daily Princetonian’s Opinion section and interned at the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in New York. She completed her SINSI internship with the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at the Department of Energy, conducting research and comparative analysis on the climate and environmental footprints of the national transmission, storage, and distribution infrastructure.,
Becky started her fellowship at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in June 2016 working on climate resilience, climate data and tools, energy policy, and communications. In April 2017, she transferred to the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) where she worked on climate resilience for the U.S. Global Change Research Program. In the second year of her SINSI fellowship rotation, Kreutter worked at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency on city-federal activities and initiatives to promote resiliency. She finished her MPA in June 2019.