PhD., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2021;
M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2018;
B.A., Eastern Michigan University, 2014




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Eric Sippert

ACLS Leading Edge Fellow/Policy Analyst

Eric Sippert is an ACLS Leading Edge Fellow and Policy Analyst at ELPC, where he works to advance equitable and inclusive climate change solutions. His current clean energy and climate justice projects include low-income solar, clean energy districts, air quality monitoring, electric school busses, and grid planning. Previously, Eric was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan and worked on several research teams at the University of Massachusetts. His doctoral thesis examined political organizing by returned migrants in Guatemala. He currently serves as an International Advisory Board Member for Sustainable Development for Guatemala (DESGUA) and is an active volunteer at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.

What’s a place you love in the Midwest?

Spending time along the shores of Great Lakes, from Holland State Park and Rosy Mound Natural Area on Lake Michigan to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior.

What drives you to do this work?

Despite all the Midwest has given to the world, many communities are at risk of being left behind by climate change solutions. I am thrilled to be working with an organization that connects the important goals of protecting the environment, lifting up disadvantaged communities, and promoting healthy sustainable economic development.