Beth Dowdy

Research Associate

EFI Foundation's Beth Dowdy.

Beth Dowdy is a Research Associate for the EFI Foundation, where she strives to foster collaboration among scientific and place-based expertise to create an equitable clean energy future.

As an anthropology doctoral student at American University, Dowdy’s personal research focuses on community engagement within decarbonization projects and environmental restoration planning along the Gulf Coast.

Prior to joining the EFI Foundation, Dowdy earned a Master of Arts in Public Anthropology from American University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Anthropology from Millsaps College. During her undergraduate studies, she conducted ethnographic research and fieldwork in Louisiana, Italy, Germany, and Mexico, focusing on the socio-economic and health impacts of the natural and built environment on local communities. Together, Dowdy’s work speaks to her commitment to advancing environmental and energy justice through policy landscapes and accessible information-sharing. Her prior experience working in journalism and the Mississippi Legislature offered the opportunity to learn how to build communication among diverse audiences in various settings.

Originally from southern Louisiana, Dowdy enjoys scoping out the best coffee shops, taking long walks with friends, mentoring students, and participating in the occasional crawfish boil.

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