Dr. Kristen Hughes

Dr. Kristen Hughes

Kristen holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Speech Communication and Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and completed her PhD in Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Delaware (UD). She served as faculty at UD's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy for three years, before becoming a Policy Fellow with the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy and consulting for the Asian Development Bank's Clean Energy Program, based in the Philippines. Prior to entering the energy field, she held positions in government in Texas and Washington DC. Her current research interests span policy and finance approaches to support the deployment of sustainable energy infrastructure and technologies at urban scales.