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Betsy Brunner

Betsy Brunner

Net-Zero Business Development & Financial Strategist, Idaho National Laboratory

Elizabeth (Betsy) Brunner is the Net-Zero Business Development & Financial Strategist at Idaho National Laboratory, where she is helping to secure the funding and partnerships necessary to achieve net-zero emissions across all operations at the lab. Prior to joining INL, Brunner spent a decade researching environmental efforts in China as a university professor and has published a book as well as numerous essays and book chapters on how people are persuaded to engage in environmental efforts. In addition, she has held a variety of positions at environmental, educational, and health-focused nonprofits. She earned her PhD from the University of Utah in rhetoric. She also holds an MA in communication, dual MFA in painting and art history, and BA in English literature.