Joshua Kruskal is the Director of Finance and Operations at Global Energy Monitor, a nonprofit research organization that provides energy data services to groups including Bloomberg, the Economist, the International Energy Agency, the IPCC, NRDC, Oxfam, the UN Environment Programme, and the World Bank. In his current role, he oversees a broad range of internal functions and systems at GEM, including budgeting, project planning, staffing, compliance, grant management, and more. He joined GEM in 2020, and much of his recent work has dealt with the logistics of maintaining an organization in the midst of a global pandemic. Previously, he worked for EcoLogic Development Fund, an NGO that supports sustainable development programs in low-income, high-biodiversity regions. He has also worked for WEEMA International, a nonprofit promoting development in rural Ethiopia. He began his career working with a pro-bono nonprofit management and financial consulting agency. He is passionate about clean energy, the environment, conservation, and sustainable development.
While earning his MS in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, he worked as a Program Manager with the University’s Office of Civic Engagement. In this role, the supported research investigating housing and development trends in Chicago’s South Side. During his graduate studies, he also worked as an EPIC Bartlett Fellow in the Environmental Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, a facility operated by the US Department of Energy. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Policy Review and as a member of Harris Student Government. He earned his BA in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College. He currently resides in Boston.
“From this experience, I’ll certainly be taking away a much deeper appreciation for the challenges of complex systems analysis—the vast amount of data that must be gathered and cleaned, the extensive calibration and testing of models, and finally the interpretation of outputs. From a professional standpoint, this summer has already proven enormously beneficial.”