Minji Jeong is a Senior Research Associate at the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI), where she provides research and analysis on evidence-based solutions for clean energy transition based upon her background in business, research, and policy.
Prior to EFI, Minji was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where she researched sustainable infrastructure finance and a framework to scale up sustainable infrastructure investment in collaboration with Inter-American Development Bank, Harvard University, and Boston University. This research informed a variety of stakeholders through several publications including “Aligning G20 Infrastructure Investment with Climate Goals and the 2030 Agenda,” which called upon the G20 leadership to align the infrastructure agenda with the 1.5°C target.
Minji also spent eight years working for SK Innovation, a Seoul-based energy company. She developed corporate climate change strategies, coordinated across the business units to implement the strategies, and managed several low-carbon energy projects such as establishing the company’s greenhouse gas inventory system and internal emission trading system, and supporting developing countries’ efforts to respond to climate change in Vietnam, Malaysia, and Thailand.
Minji earned a Ph.D. in Policy Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also holds an M.C.P. in Environmental Management from Seoul National University and a B.B.A. in Business Administration and B.A. in Applied Statistics from Yonsei University in Seoul.