Samantha Gross

Samantha Gross, IHS CERA Director, specializes in helping energy companies navigate the complex intersection of policy, environment, and technology. She is the manager of IHS CER's Global Energy service. She led the environmental and social aspects of IHS CERA's recent Multiclient Study Growth in the Canadian Oil Sands: Finding the New Balance, including consideration of water use and quality, local community impacts, and aboriginal issues. Ms. Gross was also the IHS CERA project manager for Towards a More Energy Efficient World and Thirsty Energy: Water and Energy in the 21st Century, both produced in conjunction with the World Economic Forum. Additional contributions to IHS CERA research include reports on the water impacts of unconventional gas production, international climate change negotiations, US vehicle fuel efficiency regulations, and the California low-carbon fuel standard. Before joining IHS CERA she was a Senior Analyst with the Government Accountability Office. Her professional experience also includes providing engineering solutions to the environmental challenges faced by petroleum refineries and other clients. Ms. Gross holds a BS from the University of Illinois, an MS from Stanford University, and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. [+]