Sharlene works with insurers and water service providers to build business models that are resilient to weather extremes, climate change and resource depletion.Her focus includes the role insurers and risk modelers play in driving climate adaptation and climate investment risks and opportunities with a particular focus on municipal bonds. She also works with drinking water, stormwater and wastewater service providers to develop physical infrastructure and rate structures that enable development of sustainable water systems.Before coming to Ceres, she was a fellow in the MIT-USGS Science Impact Collaborative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she focused on the role of science in multi-stakeholder resource planning and dispute resolution. Her professional experience also includes intellectual property prosecution at the United States Patent and Trademark Office where she specialized in semiconductors and nanotechnology.She holds a BA in Physics and English from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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