Courtney Schneider is a Senior Climate Analyst with the U.S. Climate Alliance, where she manages the Alliance’s Emissions Working Group, maintains the Alliance Policy Database, supports efforts to develop and strengthen Alliance modeling capabilities, and contributes to the development of key Alliance resources and publications. Prior to assuming this role, Courtney completed her Master of Public Administration at Cornell University, where she specialized in environmental policy and earned a certificate in environmental finance and impact investing. Her thesis focused on emissions cost modeling within the City of Ithaca using various social cost of greenhouse gas recommendations. During her master’s program, Courtney worked as a student consultant to the Peruvian Ministry, attended COP27 as a Cornell student delegate, and was a Project Manager for the City of Ithaca Green New Deal (IGND). She has contributed to many IGND projects, including CDP reporting and the pursuit of LEED for Cities certification. She is also an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Alumna (’22), through which she consulted the New York City government in capacity building for their ongoing fleet electrification project. Courtney holds a B.S. in Sociology from the University of Utah and spent several years working at Tesla before pursuing her master’s degree.