Ploy Achakulwisut is a Scientist with SEI U.S. She contributes to SEI’s Carbon Lock-in Initiative, focusing on the climate, air pollution, and health impacts of fossil fuel extraction and burning. She serves as a lead author of the Production Gap Report and a reviewer of the Lancet Countdown U.S. Policy Brief series. Her other projects include evaluating the effects of subsidies and regulatory exemptions on fossil fuel production. Ploy joined SEI in 2019.
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.