I’ve always loved solving puzzles and I enjoy applying those skills in my work. Like a living puzzle, the transition to a net-zero emissions federal government and broader economy has many interlocking, interdependent, and continually evolving components. This makes the work more challenging but also more impactful, as it drives meaningful change that benefits current and future generations.
Olivia Newport (she/her/hers) has supported a variety of federal agency clients in energy management, strategic planning, data analysis, and climate resilience efforts to improve energy efficiency, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, help ensure continuity of mission, and effectively communicate progress and challenges. Olivia has developed GHG emissions inventories, conducted climate resiliency assessments, and assisted her clients in implementing Executive Orders related to federal sustainability and resilience.
Olivia specializes in data management and visualization, using tools from ArcGIS to Qlik Sense to make data more accessible and support client decision-making. She is well-versed in carbon pollution-free electricity procurement, advanced metering implementation, fleet management and sustainable buildings requirements for federal agencies. Olivia also manages ERG’s mission-support contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Sustainable and Transportation Solutions Branch, ensuring that EPA continues to lead by example in its own sustainability and emissions reduction performance.
Olivia holds an M.S. in energy policy and climate from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in environmental science and policy from the University of Maryland, with minors in geographic information systems and sustainability studies. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to new places, listening to live music at Washington, D.C.’s many concert venues, and cheering for her alma mater (go Terps!).