Morgan Higman is a fellow in the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Her work focuses on climate change mitigation and adaptation and clean energy transitions in the United States. Her expertise spans dimensions of climate action governance, including institutional design, policy innovation and diffusion, collaborative networks, and associated costs and benefits.
Prior to joining CSIS, and presently as an appointed member of the Florida Advisory Council on Climate and Energy, Morgan has worked on issues of sustainability, conservation, and education at state and local levels in Florida. This work included developing greenhouse gas inventories and policy recommendations related to renewable energy, sustainable infrastructure, and environmental protection. Presently, Morgan is a doctoral candidate of public administration and policy at Florida State University’s Askew School. Her doctoral research examines a range of issues related to climate action, including allocation of authority and resources, program and policy design, and distributional effects. Her doctoral research is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Environmental Research and Education Foundation.