Manager, Energy and Environment
Laura Schwartz supports ITTA’s clients on energy and environment issues, with particular focus on electricity markets, energy politics, and nuclear energy. She follows relevant developments at the Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Congress. Ms. Schwartz’s areas of expertise include energy and environmental security in the Asia-Pacific, global energy markets, and international climate policies.
Prior to joining ITTA, Ms. Schwartz worked with Chevron Government Affairs in Washington, DC, with a focus on US cybersecurity policy development and impacts on the energy industry. She has previously worked at Albright Stonebridge Group, Crumpton Group, and the National Bureau of Asian Research. Ms. Schwartz holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) from Georgetown University, with a concentration in Global Business and Finance and a certificate in Asian Studies. She also holds a BA in Government and East Asian Studies from Cornell University and speaks Chinese.
In the News
From October 28 - November 2, 2019, Laura Schwartz participated in the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)'s U.S.-ROK Next Generation Leaders Program, in which emerging and established US policy leaders visit the ROK to develop an understanding of U.S.-Korea policy issues and form ties with each other and the Korean policymaking community. (NBR, Yonhap News)
Gillispie, Clara, and Schwartz, Laura. “How Asia’s Auto Boom Shapes its Energy Security Strategies.” Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs Winter 2019: 25-37. (view PDF).