Alexandra Peek is a Staff Associate at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University with research interests broadly covering the issues of climate inequality and inequity and what it means to create a justice transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Her previous research has largely focused on the political and social impacts renewable energy infrastructure and green markets have on local and indigenous populations in the Global South. Her research also expands on the correlation between climate injustice in the Global South and environmental racism taking place within the Global North.
Alexandra holds a Master of Science in International Development from the University of Edinburgh and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. In the time following her bachelor’s degree, she worked in the legal profession in Texas and Colorado before transitioning to environmental justice research.