On April 16, 2014, Nathalie Graham successfully defended her capstone project for her Masters degree in Natural Resources. Nathalie’s project examined extended producer responsibility (EPR), a policy approach that aims to incentivize greener design and internalize the full environmental costs of a product by making its producer responsible for its entire life cycle. She analyzed EPR laws in the European Union and the United States to develop policy recommendations for packaging waste in the US.
In addition to her Masters degree from Virginia Tech, Nathalie holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from the University of California, Davis. Before graduate school, Nathalie worked for several environmental and corporate accountability organizations.