Zachary graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020 with a B.S.E. in Materials Science and Engineering and a B.A. in Earth Science. He then earned his MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge, where his dissertation focused on tracking trends in the climate change discourse of environmental lobbying organizations. Before Cambridge, his research interests lay at the intersection of materials engineering and environmental stewardship. Prior to joining RFF, he covered recent developments in voluntary ESG and climate initiatives for Longview Global Advisors.