New Jersey Policy Perspective announced Tuesday that it has hired Alex Ambrose as a policy analyst to expand the think tank’s work on policies at the intersection of transportation and environmental justice.
In this role, Ambrose will connect climate and transit policies to their impacts on the broader health and economic well-being of New Jersey families and communities. More specifically, her research will focus on improving the state’s bus and rail systems, building out infrastructure for electric vehicles and finding ways to promote a clean energy future through the state budget.
NJPP President Nicole Rodriguez applauded the hire.
“Alex is a rising star in the environmental policy world and brings incredible experience to the NJPP team,” she said. “With climate change being the single biggest threat to New Jersey’s short- and long-term success, we’re fortunate to have someone with Alex’s breadth of knowledge lead our work mapping out policy solutions that center people harmed most by pollution and global warming.”
Prior to joining NJPP, Ambrose was policy associate at the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, where she researched and advocated for policies that protect clean water, preserve open space and reduce greenhouse gas emissions with an emphasis on equity. Most recently, she worked to pass plastic pollution legislation including the statewide ban on single-use bags. She also has served as a policy assistant at the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters.
“It’s an honor to join an organization like NJPP that sets the standard for combining rigorous policy research with a dedication to advancing justice for all,” she said. “In this new position, I will do everything in my power to make sure those hit first and worst by the climate crisis are prioritized in the state’s halls of power.”
Ambrose is pursuing a Master of Public Administration at Rutgers University. She was awarded a Bachelor of Science in ecology, evolution and natural resources from Rutgers with a minor in environmental geomatics.