Executive Director, Energy and Environment Lab, University of Chicago
Olga's research interests include climate change, environmental policy in transition economies and firm decision-making under uncertainty. She had previously completed research projects modeling: non-point source pollution; fishery management strategies; energy portfolio optimization; and the effects of uncertainty and irreversibility on the design and timing of environmental policy. Before coming to Harvard she worked as a senior consultant for the Quantitative Economics and Statistics group at Ernst & Young LLP, where she focused on econometric modeling, economic impact and taxation analysis, biotechnology industry strategy, and risk mitigation and consumer regulation compliance for large financial services firms. Olga completed her undergraduate work at Swarthmore College and holds a B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in Economics, with Environmental Studies and Public Policy concentrations. She is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, Morris K. Udall scholarship for the environment, U.S. Army Excellence in Science and Engineering award, National Institutes of Health biomedical fellowship, Sam Hayes III grant for business economics, and the Scheur grant for the environment. In addition, she has served as the U.S. representative to the United Nations Environmental Youth Conference and is a Sigma Xi Research Honor Society associate member.