Steve Koller is an Environmental Science and Policy PhD student at The University of Miami’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. His work focuses on policy design at the intersection of flood risk mitigation, public infrastructure investments, and flood impacts on vulnerable households. 

Prior to UM, Steve was an Economics and Policy Analyst in the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Office of the Chief Economist in New York City. At EDF, he worked on research and advocacy to advance federal carbon pricing policy, as well as cost-effective natural and nature-based flood risk mitigation solutions in New York and New Jersey. He is also the new Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club alternate representative to the Gowanus Superfund Community Advisory Group.

Steve received an M.I.A. degree from the University of California- San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, and a B.S. from Penn State – University Park. He is originally from Staten Island.