Elisa Graffy

MS'93, Agricultural Economics

Graffy has served as a policy advisor, analyst and departmental coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey for more than a decade, where she has made a career working on agroenvironmental issues. She explores new ways to address energy issues and brokers interactions between research and policy development in partnership with agencies at the state and federal level along with non-governmental organizations and universities. Much of her work is centered upon a federal interagency initiative to establish sustainability indicators for biofuels. Graffy helped lead a 2008 team that designed a national system of environmental indicators, which the White House directed federal agencies to pilot with state and non-governmental partners.