Michael Northrop directs the Sustainable Development grantmaking program at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in New York City, where he focuses on energy and climate change. Northrop moonlights as a Lecturer at Yale University’s Forestry and Environmental Studies School, where he teaches a graduate course on environmental campaigns.
Previous positions have included a stint as Executive Director of Ashoka, an international development organization that seeks and supports “public sector entrepreneurs;” at an investment Bank, First Boston in New York City; and as a teacher at Anatolia College in Greece and at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia. Northrop also serves on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Sustainability Advisory Board; on the Advisory Board of Climate Change Capital in London, and on the boards of directors of Oceana, a global marine conservation organization; SmartPower, which encourages demand for renewable energy; and Princeton in Asia, which offers fellowships for post-graduate work across Asia. Northrop has an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, where he was also an English major as an undergraduate.