Dr. Rebekah Shirley is Director of Research, Data & Innovation at WRI Africa, where she creates widespread public access to high-quality data and insights to unlock sustainable development solutions. Previously, Rebekah was the Chief of Research at Power for All, a global non-profit advancing universal energy access. Rebekah has received multiple awards for her work to fill critical energy-related knowledge gaps. Rebekah has a PhD and MSc from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, where as a University Chancellor’s Fellow she designed innovative tools for power system planning in emerging markets. She sits on numerous boards and lectures at Carnegie Mellon University, where she mentors African students/researchers.
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