Dr. Nicholas Cain is an Associate Analyst and Energy Advisor for giStrat. He is a co-founder of the award-winning social-impact technology company Atma Connect, and an energy analyst who has worked for Southern California Edison and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Dr. Cain has published peer-reviewed research on international responses to globalization, public opposition to energy infrastructure, and water policy. His work uses spatial analysis, econometrics, and agent-based modeling. He holds a PhD in World Politics and Environmental Policy from Claremont Graduate University, and an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University.