June Sekera is a public policy practitioner and scholar whose work focuses on the public economy and the role of government in addressing climate change. Sekera is a visiting scholar at The New School for Social Research, where she has directed projects to study climate change mitigation methods. Her 2020 paper, “Assessing Carbon Capture: Public Policy, Science and Societal Need,” was cited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its 2022 Working Group III report. Most recently, a study she wrote with five co-researchers, “Carbon Dioxide Removal – What’s Worth Doing? A Biophysical and Public Need Perspective,” has been published in PLOS Climate.
Sekera is also a senior research fellow at Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center, and a senior research associate at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London. Prior to her academic work, she was a public policy practitioner, with more than 30 years of experience at federal, state and local levels of government. She holds a master's degree in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Her economics training was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.