Michael Northrop

Program Director, Sustainable Development

Michael Northrop is the program director for the Sustainable Development grantmaking program at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund where he focuses on energy and climate change. Northrop also teaches a spring semester course on environmental policy campaigns at the Yale School of Environment and serves on the board of Inside Climate News. Previously, he was executive director of Ashoka, an international development organization that supports “public sector entrepreneurs” and an analyst at First Boston, an investment bank in New York City. Northrop has a Master of Public Administration from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, where he was an English major as an undergraduate.