Rebecca Bertram is a Program Director at the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America. She is responsible for the Foundation's Environment and Global Dialogue Program, which fosters transatlantic and global dialogue in support of a low carbon economy agenda, with a particular focus on renewable energies. Her particular interest revolves around the role that renewable energy plays in triggering economic growth and prosperity. Rebecca also manages the website on the German Energy Transition which communicates news on the German Energiewende and energy transitions worldwide.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Rebecca spent three years in the German government. She spent a year working on global energy security and governance issues with the Policy Planning Unit of the Foreign Ministry, and two years with the Ministry of Environment where she worked on European and transatlantic renewable energy issues. Rebecca holds a Masters degree in International Affairs and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a joint Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Kent and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo).