Michael Berger joined the firm’s Philanthropic Services Practice as a Research Associate in 2017. Since then, he has supported projects for the World Bank, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, and the Pew Charitable Trusts, to name a few. Michael has supported both agricultural and marine conservation efforts through strategic planning, research, analysis, and program evaluation. To his work, Michael brings a strong analytical toolbox, with experience in statistical inference, quantitative and spatial modeling, and data analysis.
Prior to joining CEA, Michael worked for an environmental and economic consulting firm on the damage assessment of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and other projects. He has also conducted 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 Appalachian Trail.