Terzah Tippin Poe, a US Arctic Inupiaq, is principal consultant at ICS | TRIO Global and is an instructor, mentor, and teaching fellow at Harvard University in the Sustainability & Environmental Management program. She advises, writes, and speaks about sustainability issues including vulnerable community/indigenous relations, international environmental governance, resource development, marine policy, and business resilience. Her areas of expertise are sustainable development management, vulnerable community/indigenous community engagement, new-country entries, land use conflict, risk assessment/mitigation, and Arctic policy. She lectures at Harvard Law & the Kennedy School of Government, Tufts, Boston College. and other institutions on social & environmental justice, indigenous rights, marine policy, and collaborative development.
As part of Poe’s portfolio with Royal Dutch Shell & TransCanada, she designed and led community engagement programs, negotiated agreements, and worked with international organizations including the World Bank, Inuit Circumpolar Council, World Wildlife Fund, First Peoples Worldwide, Living Earth, and The Nature Conservancy.
Poe currently serves as US lead for the London-based Polar Research and Policy Initiative, on the board of the UArctic Indigenous Committee, is a board member of the Henry Clay Center, and has an advisory board position with University of New England-North.
Poe holds a Masters from Harvard in Sustainability and Environmental Management, a Bachelors in Journalism, and post graduate studies in Public Policy and Ethics.