Margot Adam

STEP PhD Student

Margot is a first year PhD student in the Science Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) cluster of the School of Public and International Affairs, advised by Dr. Michael Oppenheimer and Dr. Jesse Jenkins.

Margot’s research interests lie in macro-energy systems modeling and energy policy evaluation. She is aiming to develop skills in understanding and assessing energy and environmental policies in order to decarbonize the electricity generation sector and to achieve various climate goals, in both US and abroad. She is particularly interested in analyzing the social, economic, and political implications of different decarbonization pathways. Her academic and career goals are to meaningfully contribute to a clean energy transition that is affordable, reliable, sustainable, and equitable.

Before coming to Princeton, Margot graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, concentrating in sustainable power systems. She has also completed an internship with the Energy Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) in 2022 as a regional transmission planning intern, as well as several other internships with the Office of Naval Research since 2019.