Rui is a Research Scientist at emLab working on a project that studies the economic and environmental implications of California’s carbon neutrality goal in the oil production sector. Her broader research interests are in energy and environmental economics. She holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Columbia University and a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University. Rui is a proud mom of a 3 year old son and another son on the way. In the little free time that she has, Rui enjoys reading and the quietness of nature.