Lindsey Walter is the senior policy advisor for Climate and Energy at Third Way, a national think tank based in Washington, DC, that champions modern center-left ideas. Lindsey manages the climate policy portfolio, developing and advocating for federal policies to drive innovation and deployment of clean energy technologies in order to reach net-zero emissions by mid-century.

Before joining Third Way, Lindsey worked at the Center on Global Energy Policy researching the geopolitics of clean energy. She also led a project for the New York City Mayor’s Office analyzing the impact of NYC’s climate policies on the energy cost burden for different demographics. Lindsey began her career in climate science and policy working at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory writing grants and contributing to scientific write-ups for Lamont’s Polar Explorer App.

Lindsey earned her MPA in Environmental Science and Policy and her BA in Sustainable Development from Columbia University. She was a Fulbright Research Scholar at the Heidelberg Center for the Environment in Germany.