Lea assesses state, regional, and federal regulatory and legislative initiatives regarding air quality and climate change, market-based regulation, and renewable energy. She provides analyses of regulatory and legislative proceedings of strategic interest to public and private sector clients, including members of the Clean Energy Group.
Lea’s activities include providing support to clients reporting to voluntary carbon registries, and advising clients on the risks and opportunities associated with emerging domestic and international climate change policies. Lea also assists clients in the development of corporate climate change strategies, and evaluates climate change policy developments in the U.S. and abroad. Lea provides regular updates on state and federal environmental and energy policy initiatives, and contributes to MJB&A's publication Environmental Energy Insights.
Prior to joining MJB&A, Lea worked as Special Assistant to the President at Ceres, Inc., and provided support to Ceres' Corporate Accountability Program and Board of Directors. Lea previously studied international relations and policy at the United Nations, while working in the communications department at US Fund for UNICEF. Lea holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Political Science and Business from Drew University.
Lea spent a number of seasons working in sustainable agriculture on small farms in Massachusetts, and in her free time enjoys hiking throughout New England.