Press Release

New Jersey Policy Perspective Expands Into Transportation and Environmental Policy, Adds New Analyst

Alex Ambrose joins NJPP as one of the think tank's Policy Analysts.

Published on Jul 19, 2022

New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) announced today that the organization has hired Alex Ambrose as a Policy Analyst to expand the think tank’s work on policies at the intersection of transportation and environmental justice.

In this role, Alex will connect climate and transit policies to their impacts on the broader health and economic well-being of New Jersey families and communities. Specifically, Alex’s research will focus on improving the state’s bus and rail systems, building out infrastructure for electric vehicles, and finding ways to promote a clean energy future through the state budget.

“Alex is a rising star in the environmental policy world and brings incredible experience to the NJPP team,” said Nicole Rodriguez, President of NJPP. “With climate change being the single biggest threat to New Jersey’s short- and long-term success, we’re fortunate to have someone with Alex’s breadth of knowledge lead our work mapping out policy solutions that center people harmed most by pollution and global warming.”

Prior to joining NJPP, Alex Ambrose was Policy Associate at the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) where she researched and advocated for policies that protect clean water, preserve open space, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions with an emphasis on equity. Most recently, she worked to pass plastic pollution legislation including the statewide ban on single-use bags. Previously, Alex served as a Policy Assistant at the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV).

“It’s an honor to join an organization like NJPP that sets the standard for combining rigorous policy research with a dedication to advancing justice for all,” said NJPP Policy Analyst Alex Ambrose. “In this new position, I will do everything in my power to make sure those hit first and worst by the climate crisis are prioritized in the state’s halls of power.”

In addition to her work with NJPP, Alex currently serves as the Chair of the Clinton Township Environmental Commission and is pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration at Rutgers University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources from Rutgers University with a minor in Environmental Geomatics.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, NJPP is a “think and do” tank, driving policy change to advance economic, social, and racial justice through evidence-based independent research, analysis, and advocacy.

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