Ryan Klaus is interested in the role that innovative finance can play in addressing climate change and simultaneously how a successful climate response can reduce poverty and promote economic security. Currently, Ryan is a Clean Energy Products intern with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, where he helps with the design and implementation of green finance programs for the state. On campus, he is a member of SPIA’s climate club and a Graduate Associate with the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance.
Prior to Princeton, Ryan worked as an Innovative Finance Analyst for YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. As an analyst, he assessed the financial viability and potential impact of new strategic initiatives, evaluated growth opportunities for existing program areas, and led research efforts for finance-based solutions that could increase the organization’s capacity to advance social change.