Sonia Griffen is an Analyst at the EFI Foundation, where she is pursuing her interest in the intersection between business, finance, and energy policy.
Prior to joining the EFI Foundation, Griffen worked as an intern at the Institute of International Finance on the Sustainable Finance Team. While there, she wrote their quarterly publication and worked on a team engaging with financial institutions and key players within the sector to develop capital market solutions supporting decarbonization goals. Previously, she interned at a climate start-up, the Climate Board, where she worked with companies to integrate sustainability into corporate strategies. She has also interned at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs where she researched connections between water management policies and migration in the Sahel region of Africa.
Griffen graduated cum laude from Colby College with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy and Economics. While there, she pursued research into offshore market formation in the Gulf Coast of Maine, discussing Maine’s unique challenges and opportunities with industry leaders, economists, and other stakeholders. She was also awarded the F. Russell Cole Student Fellowship to research the economics and politics of disaster recovery in the Caribbean with a professor. This research culminated in an article published in a peer-reviewed journal. Outside of research, she was engaged in the Oak Institute for Human Rights, Consulting Club, and the Environmental Studies Student Advisory Committee.
In her free time, Griffen loves running, hiking, biking, and reading. She has run three marathons and climbed mountains including Kilimanjaro.