Alexis Bateman is an Independent Consultant at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. She has over ten years of experience in sustainability in the public sector, industry, and academic settings. Her work focuses on deep tier supply chain social and environmental challenges and strategy implementation through both theoretical development and applied industrial practices. Through her research, she has been able to engage closely with industrial partners, public agencies, and non-governmental organizations like Greenpeace.
Dr. Bateman is the lead researcher and co-author on a book examining sustainable supply chains with insight from over 150 companies and hundreds of practitioners forthcoming with MIT Press. She founded and directs the MIT Responsible Supply Chain lab that organizes and builds on almost a decade of sustainable supply chain management research at MIT CTL. The lab has ongoing research projects including but not limited to: palm oil traceability, seafood risk, apparel supply chain transparency, and cross-commodity traceability analysis. Prior to joining MIT, Alexis worked with the City of Santa Ana, the Orange County Transportation Authority, and the Los Angeles River Revitalization Plan as a part of Tetra Tech. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine in Environmental Planning and Management and Masters in Urban and Regional Planning.