team & careers

Emily Bruns
Senior Research Analyst

Emily Bruns is a Senior Research Analyst with Climate Imperative. She leads individual research projects to support grantmaking strategy and ensure resources are focused on the highest carbon savings opportunities.

She brings over 15 years of experience in the climate field, ranging from cutting-edge laboratory research to policy design and implementation. Prior to joining Climate Imperative, she worked for the Washington State Department of Ecology as a senior environmental planner. She contributed to the design and implementation of a variety of climate-related regulations, including Washington’s carbon cap and invest program, greenhouse gas reporting program, and hydrofluorocarbon reduction program. Before her work in state government, she held a research position at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, developing and applying novel scientific approaches to characterize atmospheric emissions and improve our understanding of climate, air quality, and health.

Emily holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Irvine and a B.A. in chemistry from Bowdoin College. She currently resides in Olympia, Washington with her two daughters, where they enjoy spending time in the mountains and on the water.

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