Natalie Pelekh's work includes assessing mitigation actions in the agricultural sector, tracking non-state action, and evaluating national climate policies as part of the Climate Action Tracker team. Prior to joining NewClimate Institute, Natalie was a sustainability consulting intern at a circular economy consultancy. Her work included quantifying the material flows and greenhouse gas emissions reduction potential in European food systems and helping develop a city’s climate action plan. She holds a BSc in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she worked with environmental education and community engagement organizations. She also holds a MSc in Environmental Management and Physical Planning from Stockholm University and spent a semester studying socio-ecological systems at the Stockholm Resilience Centre.