Terra Lawson-Remer

rebel, skeptic, builder, seeker.

Terra Lawson-Remer is a social change entrepreneur, political economist, and attorney. She is founder and managing partner of Catalyst: a research, strategy, and legal firm specializing in social and environmental justice initiatives. She previously served as fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, senior advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the Obama Administration, assistant professor at The New School for Social Research, and scholar at the United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research. She has worked with a diverse range of organizations and multilaterals including Namati, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, Amnesty International, Avaaz, the Ethical Globalization Initiative, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Ruckus Society, STARC: Students Transforming & Resisting Corporations, and the New York Civil Liberties Union. Dr. Lawson-Remer earned her B.A. from Yale, and her J.D. and Ph.D. from New York University.