Zachary Strauss is an assistant director with the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center where his work focuses primarily on renewable energy and climate action, as well as on European energy security. His current interests include the confluence of energy and environment, electric mobility, the Just Energy Transition, critical mineral politics, and US geothermal. Previously, Zachary interned at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, DC where he conducted research and produced draft reports on trans-Mediterranean migration flows. He has over four years of professional and educational experience abroad, having worked and studied in France, Japan, Italy, and Spain. In 2017, he interned for the Permanent Chilean Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France, and from 2015 to 2016, taught English and International studies in Kumamoto, Japan within the public-school system. He also served as a summer intern at US Consulate General Barcelona and helped stand up an English-teaching camp system in Romagna, Italy over two different summers. Zachary graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in European studies from Middlebury College and received his master’s degree in international security from Sciences Po, Paris. He is proficient in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Japanese.