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Mark Michelin



Mark is a Director focused on strategic planning for foundations and nonprofits in the climate, energy, and marine conservation sector. Mark is the lead technical consultant at CEA and has led a range of analyses, including developing emissions and mitigation models for the cooling sector, methane digesters in the agriculture sector, and ocean/climate interventions. Mark was the lead author of the 2018 report, “Catalyzing the Growth of Electronic Monitoring in Fisheries” and a contributing author of the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy’s 2019 report, “The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change.” Over his decade-plus tenure at CEA, Mark has led numerous strategic planning and research efforts for clients including the Kigali Cooling Energy Project, Rare, ClimateWorks Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Prior to joining CEA, Mark spent six years as an engineer at Varian, Inc., designing and manufacturing nuclear magnetic resonance instruments. He also had short-term engagements with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Holcim, Inc., and Detroit Edison.

Mark holds bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and economics from Stanford University, and master’s degrees from the School of Natural Resources and Environment and Stephen M. Ross School of Business (with high distinction) at the University of Michigan.

On Sunday mornings, Mark can usually be found taking his young daughters on a bike ride through Golden Gate Park.