Dr. Minji Jeong is a Senior Research Associate at the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI), where she provides research and analysis on evidence-based solutions for the clean energy transition based on her background in business, research, and policy.
Prior to EFI, Jeong 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 Group of 20 (G-20) leadership to align the infrastructure agenda with the 1.5°C target.
Jeong 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.
Jeong earned a doctorate in policy studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also holds a Master of Community Planning in environmental management from Seoul National University, a Bachelor of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts in applied statistics from Yonsei University in Seoul.