Robert Ward is an Administrative and Research Assistant at the Tellus Institute where he is responsible for administrative duties, building and office management, research, event coordination, supervising the Institute's volunteer staff, and maintaining the online presence of the Institute and its initiatives. He has worked and volunteered at academic and non-profit organizations in various capacities, including research, translation, needs assessment, and technical support. In each of these roles he has demonstrated a commitment to social justice and equality at the local, national, and global levels. Prior to joining Tellus, he interned with the Albany, New York field office of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. Robert received a B.A., summa cum laude, in International Studies from Elmira College in 2012.