Laura Draucker is a Senior Associate with the Climate and Energy Program. She is part of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and works to develop standards, guidance, and calculation tools that enable businesses and governments to measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Laura also serves as WRI’s sustainability manager, where she leads the sustainability initiative. The sustainability initiative ensures that WRI’s own environmental footprint is the best reflection of our goals and mission.
Prior to joining WRI, Laura performed life cycle inventory and cost assessments for the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) on electricity generation and liquid fuel production technologies. Laura also completed a post doc with the EPA Office of Research and Development, where she performed MARKAL energy systems scenario modeling of the impacts of carbon legislation, efficiency measures, and technological advances on regional U.S. energy use and emissions. She has experience calculating the life cycle energy use and emissions associated with utility, industrial, and bio-energy processes.
Laura holds Doctoral and Bachelors degrees in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and Villanova University, respectively.
Laura lives in Falls Church, VA with her husband, son, and two cats.