Renee Lertzman, PhD, is an internationally renowned thought leader and adviser who works with organizations, professionals, and practitioners from government, business, philanthropic, and non-governmental sectors to design research tools, brand strategy, trainings, workshops, engagement practices, and strategies suited for the uniquely challenging nature of environmental work.
Lertzman has been commissioned to teach, present and produce research for a range of institutions, including World Wildlife Fund, the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST), National Center for Atmospheric Research, NOAA, Columbia University, and many others.
She developed and taught the first course on the Psychology of Environmental Education and Communications for the MA program at Royal Roads University from 2011-2016.
Also an experienced journalist, Lertzman has written extensively about how intersections of psychology, environment, and culture illuminate change work. Her writings have appeared in a diverse set of publications including The Sun Magazine, Pacific Standard, Orion Magazine, The Ecologist, Climate Access, DeSmog Blog, Sustainable Brands, and Sightline.
Her work has also been featured in The Guardian, New York Times, Time, Washington Post, and many others.