Ellen Morris, PhD, is a world-recognized expert on energy and international development, with a particular focus on policy analysis, research, and strategy development on energy access, gender equality, and enterprise development throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Dr. Morris teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and is a Faculty Affiliate at the Center on Global Energy Policy. Dr. Morris is an Ambassador for The Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative that was launched by the Clean Energy Ministerial to close the gender gap in STEM fields. In addition to her faculty appointment, she is the President and Founder of Sustainable Energy Solutions, an international consulting services company that promotes the increased use and deployment of clean energy technologies as a means to support economic development and reduce poverty in developing countries. She holds a BS in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a doctoral degree in marine geophysics from the University of Rhode Island.