Chad is the Vice President & Research Director at Project Drawdown, where he leads the Drawdown Coalition, Senior Research Team, and Fellowship Programs. He is the lead researcher and principal architect of the methodology and models used in Drawdown and all related publications. He has an interdisciplinary background in public policy, sustainable development, and environmental conservation. Chad has been with Project Drawdown since its inception in 2014, working as both head of research and operations. Previously, he was the Senior Program Officer at The Europaeum; taught at the University of Oxford and the University of California at Berkeley; and worked as a consultant and researcher for numerous organizations, from small grassroots non-profits to UN agencies such as UNESCO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.