The Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy program hosted a lunch and roundtable discussion with Eva Paul, Finance Associate, EDP Renewables (SPS '17). Eva discussed her academic and job histories, career paths, and perspectives on women and energy finance.
Eva Paul is a Finance Associate with EDP Renewables in Houston, TX. She's a graduate of Columbia University's School of Professional Studies M.S. program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NECR) where she focused on energy and extractive industries. This focus landed half of her curriculum in SIPA’s Energy & Environment concentration. During her first year as a graduate student, she participated in the Regional Environmental Sustainability in the Middle East program developed by the Earth Institute which took a group of Columbia students to Jordan and Israel. Subsequently, Eva spent a month in Uganda conducting research on the effective oil and gas regime as part of NECR’s competitive summer fieldwork. Eva was the first graduate student from Columbia University to participate in ReNew Power’s Global Green Scholars Program in India during which she received a Women in Energy Summer Internship Stipend.
After graduating, Eva joined Wood Mackenzie as a consultant and worked on mining, power, and renewables projects in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. She is currently part of the Finance team at EDP Renewables where she works on tax equity origination transactions for utility-scale wind and solar portfolios. As one of the Board Directors of the Columbia Alumni Club of Houston, Eva organizes energy-focused events and serves as a liaison for the SIPA Energy Association Houston Energy Trek.