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Lilly Yejin Lee is a Research Associate to the Founding Director at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, specializing in geopolitics of energy transition, critical minerals and energy systems modeling. Prior to joining the Center, she worked at the World Energy Outlook team at the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an energy modeler, focusing on transportation. She has contributed to many of the IEA’s flagship reports including the Net Zero by 2050 report, World Energy Outlook, the Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions, among others. She has also worked on in-depth energy policy reviews of the IEA member countries previously. Her articles on energy transitions have been featured in different platforms including Energy Intelligence and Wall Street Journal.

Lilly holds a Master of Public Affairs degree in Energy and Quantitative Analysis from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Yonsei University, South Korea.

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