Jonathan Elkind joined SIPA's Center on Global Energy Policy in March 2017 after a career devoted to energy and environmental policy in the private and public sectors. From 2009 to 2017, he worked on international energy and climate issues at the U.S. Department of Energy, culminating his time there as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs. Earlier in his career, he founded and led Eastlink Consulting, LLC where he guided corporate and non-profit clients on commercial energy projects in Europe and Eurasia, served as a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and worked as a senior researcher at the Joint Global Change Research Institute. In earlier government service, he worked on the staff of the National Security Council, the national security affairs team of the Vice President of the United States, the Department of Energy, and the Council on Environmental Quality. Mr. Elkind holds a Master of Business Administration from the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, a Master of Arts in Russian History from Columbia University and a Certificate in Soviet Studies from the W. Averell Harriman Institute, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.