Nicholas Birkhead serves as a Data and Policy Research Associate at the Network. He joined the team in 2023 and is responsible for updating data and content in the Offshore Wind Market Dashboard – the Network’s market intelligence platform. He works closely with his colleagues on the digital tools and policy teams to continuously improve the scope and functionality of Market Dashboard. He also synthesizes and analyzes data to support the Network’s reports and outreach.
Prior to joining the Network, Nicholas was an ESG Client Success Intern at Nasdaq, where he helped corporate clients manage and report complex sustainability data. He represented Nasdaq at industry sustainability conferences and consulted ad-hoc on a variety of ongoing projects for the ESG Solutions team. He also interned at Housing Diversity Corporation, a property developer focused on increasing the supply of dense affordable housing in Seattle and Los Angeles. In these previous roles, Nicholas gained relevant experience analyzing large projects and their supply chains.
Nicholas has a B.A. in business administration from the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. He double majored in finance and operations & supply chain management. He served as President of the undergraduate chapter of Net Impact at UW where he founded the Climate Solutions Summit, a case competition that challenged student teams to develop ideas that increased the adoption of clean energy technology.
After clocking out, Nicholas loves to cook new recipes and find the best public chargers for his electric car. He also enjoys listening to podcasts, exploring his new home on the East Coast, and talking to strangers.