Dr. Lauren Culver is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy. In her full-time capacity, she is an energy specialist at the World Bank working to help countries meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals by alleviating energy poverty while limiting climate changing emissions. Previously, Lauren was an advisor within the State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources advising U.S. policymakers on energy markets and technologies. Prior to her work at the State Department, Lauren was a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she counseled the Undersecretary for Energy on innovation and manufacturing. Lauren earned a PhD in Management and Science and Engineering from Stanford University, an MS in Technology and Policy and an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT, and a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida.