Abby Lindsay Ostovar

Regional Network: 
New England Regional Network
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Adjunct Professor
American University
Monterey, CA

Abby is water, climate, and environmental policy specialist with experience in program management, strategic planning, partnership development, research, and environmental cooperation.  She has a PhD from American University's School of International Service, where her research focused on collaborative water governance with fieldwork in Peru.  Previously, she coordinated the Partnership on Technology Innovation and the Environment, a multi-sectoral effort currently focused on scaling up water technologies, and sat on the Board of the Association for Environmental Science and Studies. Prior to the doctorate, Abby worked for several years at the State Department on environment and trade policy, where she collaborated with over 15 countries to advance environmental policy and incentivize private sector adoption of environmental technologies and practices.  Abby has also completed research on renewable energy, climate policy and impacts, global forest policy, alternative transportation options, and globalization and waste.  She holds a MA in International Environmental Policy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, a MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, and a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Mary Washington.  On the side, Abby enjoys running, backpacking, and exploring the outdoors.