Her expertise include public policy and the design of policy instruments; environmental and natural resource policy and management; policy tools for renewable energy and energy efficiency.
She received her PhD in Public Policy, with a concentration on Environmental Policy and was the recipient of the World Future Foundation PhD Prize for Environmental and Sustainability Research in 2014. Widely published and awarded, her research interests combine policy design and environmental policy, with a thematic focus on policy instruments that address ecological sustainability, climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency, particularly in Southeast Asia.
She has worked previously at the World Bank’s Energy practice in Washington, DC, on formulating guidelines and evaluating projects related to renewable energy, rural electrification and energy efficiency. She obtained her B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics from Cornell University.