Shefali Khanna is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy at Harvard University and a Pre-Doctoral Fellow of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program. Her interests lie in energy and environmental economics and policy with a focus on developing countries. Her current research focuses on the role of decentralized renewable energy in achieving universal energy access and on the demand for improvements in the quality of electricity infrastructure in South Asia. Prior to beginning her Ph.D., Shefali was a Research Assistant at Resources for the Future, where she conducted evaluations of residential energy efficiency and vehicle fuel economy standards in the U.S. In addition, she assisted the World Bank in updating its protocol for estimating global health damages from ambient air pollution. She graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.