Julia Pyper is vice president of communications and policy at GoodLeap. She previously worked as a contributing editor at Greentech Media where she covered the global clean energy transition, with a focus on renewable energy, electric mobility, grid edge technologies, and energy policymaking. She is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, as well as the host and producer of Political Climate, a bipartisan podcast on energy and environmental issues in America and around the world, presented by the University of Southern California Schwarzenegger Institute.
Previously, Julia covered climate policy for E&E News in Washington, DC, and has conducted reporting several international projects, including in Haiti, Germany, Israel, India, and the Maldives. Her writing has also been published in HuffPost, Scientific American, and the New York Times.
Julia is a graduate of McGill University and earned her master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She holds broadcast associate credits on two segments of CBS’s “60 Minutes.” In 2016, she produced the short documentary “Empowering Haiti,” which was shortlisted in the World Bank’s Film4Climate competition. In 2017, Julia was named a “30 Under 30” awardee by GreenBiz and the World Business Council for Sustainability and is a recipient of the National Press Club Vivian Award.