About Aurora Barone

Aurora Barone

Senior Economics and Policy Analyst


Areas of expertise:

U.S. climate policy, environmental economics and policy, geographic information systems (GIS)


Aurora works to provide critical research and analysis in support of U.S.-focused efforts to advance policy solutions that address climate change. She also performs spatial analytics to solve a wide range of environmental problems for applied research and public-facing applications.


Before re-joining EDF in 2019, Aurora worked as a research assistant at Columbia University's Earth Institute after completing her master's degree in environmental science and policy at the School of International and Public Affairs. During her time at Columbia, she developed policy solutions for U.S. Representative Terri Sewell (AL-7) to address technical, financial, and governance challenges of wastewater treatment in Alabama's Black Belt Region. She also conducted extensive research on ways to reduce food loss and waste in the U.S. and helped design a policy framework for lawmakers that would create an affordable, accessible, reliable, and resilient renewable energy system in Puerto Rico.


  • MPA in Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, 2019

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