Ploy Achakulwisut joined SEI US as a Staff Scientist in April 2019. She contributes to SEI’s Initiative on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change, focusing on how fossil fuel supply can be aligned with climate goals. Her other projects include evaluating the mitigation potential and co-benefits of urban climate action.
Prior to joining SEI, Ploy was a postdoctoral scientist at The George Washington University, studying the urban-to-global health impacts of air pollution and climate change and the implications for sustainable development. She has also served as a SustainUS youth delegate to the 2014 United Nations climate negotiations, led campaigns to engage youth and academics in climate advocacy, and published op-eds in outlets including The Guardian, Mashable, and Scientific American. Her research and advocacy led to her being named in 2019 as one of the Grist 50 Fixers list.
Ploy holds BA and MSci degrees in natural sciences (chemistry) from the University of Cambridge, and MA and PhD degrees in atmospheric and climate sciences from Harvard University.