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 Zachary Strauss is a policy analyst at Atlas Public Policy, a public policy consulting firm, where his work focuses on transportation and buildings electrification. He is also the founder of Out in Energy, the national association for LGBTQ+ energy and climate professionals. Prior to joining Atlas, Zachary served as the associate director for advanced energy at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center where his work focused primarily on renewable energy, climate action, and national security. At the Council, Zachary also managed the Veterans Advanced Energy Project, where he worked to support military veterans and spouses working in clean energy through developing professional development programming and organizing job fairs. 

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 worked at US Consulate General Barcelona and helped to stand up an English teaching camp system in Romagna, Italy. Zachary received his master’s degree in international security from Sciences Po, Paris and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in European studies from Middlebury College. He is proficient in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Japanese.