Elsa Barron is a Research Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security (CCS), an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR). She is also the Co-Chair of the Young Professionals Interest Group at the Environmental Peacebuilding Association. She has worked on environment, climate, and peace-related research and advocacy at the Institute for Climate and Peace, Faith in Place, the Payne Institute for Public Policy, the Wilson Center Environmental Change and Security Program, and the NGO Committee on Financing for Development. Elsa is the host of the environmental peacebuilding podcast, Olive Shoot, which highlights reasons for hope in the midst of the climate crisis through global grassroots action. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with majors in biological sciences and peace studies and a minor in sustainability. While at Notre Dame, Elsa focused her research on developing a framework for positive environmental peacebuilding in Palestine, Israel, and Bangladesh.