My interest in helping untangle the 'grand challenge' of climate change mitigation was sparked as a National Geographic documentary intern in 2007. Since then, I've focused my education and professional work on addressing the complexities of this issue. After my undergraduate studies at Smith College, I earned an MPhil in Geography & the Environment at the University of Oxford and an MBA at Bentley University, and most recently worked as a Research Fellow at Babson College conducting studies on clean energy entrepreneurship and female-led, high growth, high-potential firms. I intend to research climate change mitigation and transition strategies for my PhD. More specifically, I am interested in challenges that large organizations - particularly those in the oil and gas industry - face while pursuing alternative energy-related innovations. Given the potential severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts of many climate change-related phenomena on Earth systems, I believe that research in this area is necessary to produce theories and evidence on which we can base organizational decisions and public policies for the long-term well-being of global society. I am excited and honoured to be joining the Gates Cambridge community this year.