Victoria Herrmann is the President and Managing Director of The Arctic Institute. In addition to managing the Institute and Board of Directors, her research and writing focus on climate change, community adaptation, human development, and resource economies, with a particular focus on Arctic oil and gas. She is a Gates Scholar at the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge, where she is pursuing a PhD in Political Geography of the Arctic. In 2016, Victoria is traveling across the United States for a National Geographic funded book on climate change stories, America’s Eroding Edges.
Victoria previously worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Energy and Climate Program as a Junior Fellow. She was awarded a Eureka! Prize from the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship in 2012 and a Fulbright Scholarship to Canada to pursue Arctic research in 2013. She is the author of Arctic Melt: Turning Resource Extraction into Human Development (2015) and has been published in many peer-review journals, including the Polar Law Yearbook, Polar Record, and Polar Geography. Her expert opinion has appeared on CNN, BBC, and NPR among others.
Victoria holds a Masters degree from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa and Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Art History from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.