Katrina Kelly holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham, and currently acts within dual roles at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds posts as both a post-doctoral fellow in Resilient Energy and Power Systems, as well as acting as Manager of Strategy for the Center for Energy where she focuses on building interdisciplinary research between engineering, political science, and environmental studies. Building off of her previous work at the World Energy Council on Financing Resilient Energy Infrastructure, Katrina joins the University in leading in the development of reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly energy solutions. Her work focuses on providing a systemic understanding of energy development, and investigates how to increase the sustainability, reliability, and security of new energy infrastructures. She focuses largely on the financial construction of climate change, and works to understand the mechanisms that are needed to transition society to a sustainable energy future, yet also are needed to make communities less vulnerable immediately; as such, her work investigates the behavioral impacts of energy infrastructures. In particular, her research focuses on the environmental and economic benefits associated with technology decision-making. Her work has been published in IEEE, the Journal of Economics, the Journal of Electricity, Political Studies Quarterly, and Nature. Katrina is a member of the American Political Science Association, an IEEE member, and the European Economic Association.