Ingrid Schulte is a senior land use consultant at Climate Focus. Her current research primarily focuses on agriculture and land use topics.
Prior to joining Climate Focus, Ingrid spent two years as a community health specialist with the United States Peace Corps in Swaziland, Africa. While there, she focused on developing capacity-building programs ranging from female and youth empowerment to addressing issues at the intersection of climate and health, such as clean water and food security. She was also responsible for conducting workshops and managing and coordinating local and national level multi-stakeholder projects. During her undergraduate studies, she was involved with student environmental action groups and worked with the Charles River Watershed Association on water quality monitoring, community engagement and river conservation efforts. Ingrid likes to spend her free time exploring the world around her. This includes getting outdoors and enjoying nature as well as discovering new places and cultures.
Ingrid holds degrees from the Hertie School of Governance (Master of Public Policy) and Brandeis University (BSc in Biology and Anthropology). During her studies, she also spent an exchange semester at the Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management in Beijing.