James Turitto joined CATF in October 2020 to work with civil society groups, media, and government officials on methane leak detection and reduction in the oil and gas sectors of various countries. Based in Berlin, Germany, James is a certified optical gas imaging thermographer and will focus primarily on methane emissions in Europe with some work in Africa and South America.
Prior to joining CATF, James was a Senior Research Manager at MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) from 2013 to 2020, where he led efforts to promote research transparency and organized regular trainings for global research staff in Kenya, India, and the US. James also served as a Senior Program Officer on a USAID-funded democracy and governance program in South Sudan from 2010 to 2013. James has a Masters of Arts in International Affairs from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Vermont.