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Columbia Global Energy Fellows

Applications Closed

October 2, 2023 - November 7, 2023

Frank Agwuncha

Vertical Bridge

Vertical Bridge is a company whose goal is to provide superior service and best-in-class infrastructure solutions in a dynamic market. Vertical has rapidly become the largest private owner and operator of communications infrastructure in the U.S. In June 2020, Vertical Bridge became the first telecommunications company to be certified as CarbonNeutral.

Javier Barranda

World Bank

World Bank international financial institution that provides loans and grants to the government of low-and middle-income countries to pursue capital projects. Since 2010, more than a billion people have gained access to electricity, connecting 90% of the planet’s population by 2018.

Victoria Barreto Vieira do Prado

Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation's mission is to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today the Foundation advances new frontiers of science, data, policy, and innovation to solve global challenges related to health, food, power, and economic mobility.

Nathan Bodger

Allen and Overy LLP

Allen and Overy LLP is an international law firm based in the UK. Also, they perform lega; research on corporate regulatory and transactional matters related to environmental trade and law.

Mostafa Busheri

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), a oint center of Columbia Law School and Columbia Climate School at Columbia University, works to strengthen the sustainable development potential of international investment and to ensure that international investment is mutually beneficial for investors and the citizens of recipient countries. We envision a world in which international investment contributes to, and does not undermine sustainable development.

Luma Dias

Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests, & Agriculture

Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests, & Agriculture is a movement that is composed of 300 representatives from the private sector, financial sector, academia, and civil society. The group gathers different voices in favor of Brazil’s leadership in a new low-carbon economy. Contributing to that aim, the Coalition promotes synergy between agendas for protection, conservation, sustainable use of natural and planted forests, agriculture, and climate change adaptation.

Anita Eisakhani

Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations

Zoya Husain


is an international energy company committed to long-term value creation in a low-carbon future. Their purpose is to turn natural resources into energy for people and process for society. Equinor’s portfolio of projects encompasses oil and gas, renewables, and low-carbon solutions, with an ambition of becoming a net-zero energy company by 2050.

Meha Jain

Warc Ghana

Warc Ghana is a social enterprise that operates in West Africa and calls Ghana its home. We have established agricultural services and consulting operations in Ghana and Sierra Leone. We serve over 8,000 farmers in the Upper West of Ghana through our community-based Trading Hubs, focused on improving incomes, transforming rural livelihoods, and turning farmers into climate heroes.

Jonathan Lesh

GreenMax Capital Group

GreenMax Capital Group is a specialized advisory and fund management firm focused on promoting clean energy solutions in emerging markets. GreenMax supports project developers, renewable energy companies, investors, financial institutions, donor agencies, and governments in the analysis preparation.

Alicia Kumia Liono


AccountAbility is a global consulting and standards firm that works with businesses, investors, governments, and multilateral organizations on ESG matters to achieve opportunities, advance responsible business practices, and transform their long-term performance. It offers consulting services on decarbonization strategy development, climate-related impact metrics, KPIs setting, and sustainability disclosure support.

Kristina Nabayan

Intercalation Limited

Intercalation Limited is an independent research organization that communicates current research, trends, and businesses related to energy storage technologies to the public. Intercalation station produces newsletters that include interviews with experts, resources, and insights centered around batteries and materials.

Kathryn Obisean

US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is a standing committee focused on broad-ranging topics within energy, national parks, public lands, forest & mining, as well as water and power.

Samuel Oswald

Atlantic Council

Atlantic Council is a nonpartisan organization that galvanizes US global leadership and engagement in partnership with allies and partners. The Global Energy Center has become a go-to policy organization for governments, industry, and civil society looking to understand and navigate the energy transition, with the ultimate goal of helping shape a world with secure and sustainable energy.

Mohammad Ahzam Quraishi

Schmidt Futures

Schmidt Futures is a philanthropic initiative of Eric and Wendy Schmidt. Their goal is to build a network of the sharpest minds on Earth – helping them to solve hard problems in science and society. Also, the organization wants to find research and invest in new-age climate solutions.

Kai Salem

California Air Resources Board

California Air Resources Board (CARB) is charged with protecting the public from the harmful effects of air pollution and developing programs and actions to fight climate change. From requirements for clean cars and fuels to adopting innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California has pioneered a range of effective approaches that have set the standard for effective air and climate programs for the nation, and the world.

Shreya Tiwari

CohnReznick Capital

CohnReznick Capital is an advisory tax company committed to the continuous adoption, improvement, and reinforcement of programs and policies that can drive positive change for people and the planet – notably in the areas of environmental, social, and governance (ESG).

Gaspar d’Ursel

New Fortress Energy

New Fortress Energy is one of the world’s leading downstream natural gas-to-power companies with a multi-billion market cap. They are a publicly traded, global energy infrastructure, company and a recognized leader in accelerating the world’s transition to clean energy.

Felipe Verastequi Grünewald

Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Complexity Science Hub Vienna is a Vienna-based research organization with the aim to bundle, coordinate and advance the research of complex systems, system analysis, and big data science in Austria.

Philana Murphy

Project Manager

Philana Murphy is a Project Manager for the Charif Souki Global Energy Fellows program. Her experience includes more than 10 years of working in academia and study abroad programs.  

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Hunter College. Prior to joining Columbia University, she worked at New York University as an Operations Associate where she assisted in recruitment, onboarding and offboarding. Also, she worked on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for more than 10 years at the Institute of International Education (IIE). During her time at the Institute of International Education, she worked on the full lifecycle of the Fulbright Study/Research Award. 


Kaïme Domond

Senior Program Manager

Kaïme Domond is Senior Program Manager at the Center on Global Energy Policy. She has over a decade of experience working in non-profit, corporate and higher education. She previously worked at Community Impact, Columbia University.  Ms. Domond holds a Master in Public Administration with a concentration on International Economic Policy and Management from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Political Science from the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Fordham University.

Applications Closed

October 2, 2023 - November 7, 2023


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