Jessika Trancik is an associate professor in the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research examines and explains the dynamic costs and environmental impacts of energy technologies to inform climate policy and technology development. Her projects focus on all energy services including electricity and transportation, and spans solar energy conversion, energy storage, electric vehicles, among other technologies.
Jessika received her B.S. from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Before MIT, she spent several years at the Santa Fe Institute, where she is currently an external professor, and at Columbia University as an Earth Institute Fellow. Her work has been published in journals such as Nature Climate Change, Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Environmental Science and Technology, and has been featured by news outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and NPR.