will atkinson

Will Atkinson

  • Strategic Analysis and Engagement

Will is an associate for executive research projects within RMI’s Portfolio Impact Accelerator and Strategic Analysis and Engagement Group. In this role, he provides rapid-response research and communications across diverse topics to support RMI decision makers and external partners.


Will’s past roles combined peer-reviewed research, media-ready communications, and partnership-driven policy work at the local and state levels. He most recently worked at MIT’s Research to Policy Engagement Initiative, producing research on climate change and air pollution scenarios while completing projects with environmental justice partners from Massachusetts to Micronesia. Other positions include work at the Massachusetts Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, a research and communications role at the NGO Climate Central, and leadership of a volunteer team for the Princeton Climate Action Plan.


S.M., Technology and Policy Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A.B., Geosciences, Princeton University