Maia Sparkman is an assistant director with the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, where she focuses primarily on the Transatlantic Climate Policy Project. Prior to joining Atlantic Council, Sparkman worked at the Environmental Defense Fund where she supported the Climate Corps Fellowship to accelerate a clean energy future. She has also spent time working on decarbonizing brewing production at a local brewery in Massachusetts where she identified opportunities for emissions reductions. Additionally, she spent time at InterAction, where she supported advocacy projects to meet climate-related Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement goals. Previously, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia where she worked on community resilience building in the face of climate change. Maia holds a BA in environmental studies from Seattle University and an MS in environmental science and policy from Clark University.