Sasha Bylsma

Sasha Bylsma

Senior Associate
  • Climate Intelligence

Sasha is a senior associate in the Climate Intelligence Program working on the Oil & Gas Solutions Initiative. Sasha supports the initiative’s effort to bring transparency to the true emissions footprint of the oil and gas industry by leveraging modeled, observed, and reported data into insights on the type, frequency, magnitude, and distribution of emissions.


Before joining RMI, Sasha interned with SkyTruth, a non-profit dedicated to exposing inconspicuous environmental harms by processing and publishing publicly available satellite imagery. Here he contributed to the creation of open source machine learning models to detect environmental disturbances such as road construction in protected habitats, offshore oil spills, and unpermitted oil and gas drilling.

Sasha has also used his skills in remote sensing and cartography to publish maps as resources for community food banks, eviction protection organizations, and other environmental justice projects.


BS, Environmental Policy, Data Science, and Geographic Information Systems, UC Berkeley