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Gerson Lehrman Group, Sustainability Pro Bono Exchange, Elders for Good, Green for All


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Highly educated in atmospheric science, geology, and geophysics, Theresa Krebs leverages considerable experience in quantitative analysis and software design toward her present career as an enterprise-level consultant specializing in environmental sustainability issues. Most recently, Theresa Krebs utilized her abilities as a Program Officer for ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability USA, Inc. During her time with ICLEI, Theresa Krebs contributed to a number of major projects, including Project 2 Degrees, an international, cross-sector software-as-a-service tool designed in conjunction with Microsoft, Ascentium, the Clinton Climate Initiative, and the Center for Neighborhood Technologies. Though happy with her contributions to ICLEI, Theresa Krebs left the organization in March 2009 to pursue a position in which she can more effectively utilize her strategic analytical abilities. Before her work with ICLEI, Theresa Krebs served as a Catastrophe Modeler for Risk Management Solutions, Inc., a global risk management company focused on assessing real-time losses from natural disasters. In her position, Theresa Krebs served as the project technical lead for the tornado and hail components of the US and Canada Thunderstorm Model. Theresa Krebs also innovated a number of analytical breakthroughs in the methodology behind the stochastic modeling of severe storm losses. Theresa Krebs originally joined Risk Management Solutions, Inc. in 2004 as an Engineering Analyst. In this role, Theresa Krebs received distinction for her work as an innovator of the RMS Caribbean Storm Surge Model, which was presented at the 2006 RMS Client Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Theresa Krebs received her Bachelor’s degree in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University. Theresa Krebs also possesses a Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University and has completed coursework in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management for her Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. After graduating from Yale, and prior to enrolling at Colorado State, Theresa Krebs worked briefly as an environmental consultant for Versar. Professionally, Theresa Krebs is affiliated with the Gerson Lehrman Group Councils, as well as The Sustainability Pro Bono Exchange.

Work experience

Jun 2008Mar 2009

Program Officer

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, USA, Inc.
ICLEI is a international association of municipalities working towards sustainable development. The agency provides technical support, software, regulatory governance, policy development and innovation. ICLEI's Cities for Climate Protection campaign is broadly known for it's five-milestone process in which cities first measure, benchmark, target, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions under the governance of ICLEI's Local Government Operations and Community Protocols.I helped ICLEI with four large projects: the Local Government Operations Protocol; the development of the CAPPA policy management and action planning software; the development, maintenance and support of the CACP GHG emissions inventory software; and Project 2 Degrees, a collaboration with Microsoft, the Clinton Climate Initiative, the Center for Neighborhood Technologies, and Ascentium. Project 2 Degrees is an international, cross-sector software-as-a-service tool for the quantification of GHG emissions inventories.Promoted from Kelly Temp to Program Officer. Invited to join Project 2 Degrees. Recognized with distinction for critical contributions to CAPPA and CACP.ICLEI's a great organization. I feel lucky to have found them when I did, and proud of my contributions to four significant projects. In the long run, I was moving to D.C. and wasn't using my core skills, which are substantially more analytically rigorous, more strategically visioned, and less technical and detailed than the work that I was doing.


Dec 2006Jun 2007

Catastrophe Risk Modeler

Risk Management Solutions, Inc.

RMS builds Property and Casualty underwriting software for insurers, reinsurers, and brokers. RMS models are the gold standard currency of risk on both sides of the table across the industry, and are also the basis of many regulatory ratings. In addition to its software business, RMS is an engineering consultancy known and respected for its real-time, unfolding industry loss estimates as hurricanes make landfall.Project technical lead on the tornado and hail components of the US and Canada Thunderstorm Model. Member, real-time catastrophe response "swat team."Promoted into this role. Innovator behind several analytical breakthroughs in the methodology behind the stochastic modeling of severe storm losses.

Aug 2004Dec 2006

Engineering Analyst

Risk Management Solutions, Inc.

Lead innovator on the RMS Caribbean Storm Surge Model. Member, hurricane catastrophe response "swat team."As technical lead, authored several significant analytical breakthroughs in the modeling of storm surge risk in the highly complex and uncertain physical environment of the Caribbean, in which reliable calibration data and tractable modeling methods are hard to come by. Presented the model at the 2006 RMS Client Conference at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Co-awarded with distinctions and recognition for teamwork during hurricane catastrophe response modeling exercises. Promoted in December of 2006.


Dec 2002Aug 2004

U.C. Berkeley
May 1999Oct 2002


Colorado State University

International Graduate Fellowship, Farquhar Lab, Australian National University, Canberra

Sep 1993Jun 1997


Yale University