- Research Associate
Michael Berger is a Research Associate in the firm’s Philanthropic Services Practice, who joined CEA in 2017. He supports investigations across a variety of issues for foundations and nonprofit organizations, including the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Ocean Conservancy, and others. Michael brings a strong analytical toolbox, with experience in statistical inference, quantitative and spatial modeling, and data analysis to his work in the philanthropic sector.
Prior to joining CEA, Michael worked for an environmental and economic consulting firm on the Deepwater Horizon natural resource damage assessment and restoration plan, as well as projects related to offshore oil development, federal energy efficiency programs, and EPA initiatives. Michael has also conducted or participated in research related to offshore oil development in the Arctic Ocean, sustainable forestry practices in New England, and land use practices in Namibia.
Michael earned his bachelor’s degree with Honors from Dartmouth College in Environmental Studies and Public Policy.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys backpacking; in 2016, he hiked the full length of the Appalachian Trail.