Ms. Blanton is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s SIPA, where she is focused on the role of natural gas and renewables in the energy transition. Ms. Blanton is widely regarded as one of the leading voices on ESG in the sector and has authored several influential articles including, “Five Key Climate Metrics for the Oil & Gas Sector’s Next Five Years,” on which she collaborated with Ben Ratner of the Environmental Defense Fund. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Blanton spent 16 years at Medley Global Advisors as a Managing Director, leading natural gas and renewable coverage as part of the firm’s energy team. She also served as the company’s Chief Compliance Officer and was a member of the five-person management committee. Ms. Blanton has a Master’s degree in International and Public Affairs from Columbia University’s SIPA and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Cornell University.