Nicole Alexiev is the Deputy Director of the Energy and Environment Program at the Aspen Institute where she manages all day-to-day aspects of the Program.
Nicole's professional experience includes work on climate change, energy policy, ICT for development and programming both at the domestic and international levels with corporations, foundations and NGOs. Prior to the Aspen Institute, Nicole was the Assistant Director for the Americas at the International Business Leaders Forum where she helped develop the organization's sustainability programming and authored a white paper entitled The Business of Climate Change Adaptation: A Practical Framework for Action. She also worked with member companies Disney, Symantec and Coca-Cola Enterprises on their CSR strategies. Previous to IBLF, Nicole was the Senior Partnership Officer, Energy & Climate at the United Nations Foundation where she developed multi-sectoral partnerships to advance UN causes specific to energy efficiency, bioenergy, international climate policy and ICT for development, including the US-Brazil Biofuels Partnership.
Nicole has deep experience working in the private sector on international market development and strategy for such companies as Chevron Corporation, QUALCOMM Communications, Kyocera Solar and Micromuse (acquired by IBM).
Nicole has a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of California, San Diego and received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Puget Sound. Nicole grew up in Alaska.