Anela is an E-IPER Ph.D. student and a Knight-Hennessy scholar researching the nexus between engineering, socio-economic, policy, and environmental components of energy systems. She received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and International Studies from Dartmouth College where she also worked on designing biomass conversion processes that would aid in sustainably setting biofuels in a circular economy paradigm. Prior to Stanford, Anela worked as a Junior Energy Analyst for the Western Balkans at the World Bank and as a Climate Ambassador for the Kennebunkport Climate Initiative. To raise awareness about energy poverty, Anela gave a TEDWomen Talk and addressed the UN at the UNICEF Activate Talks. While in her home country, Bosnia and Herzegovina, she developed renewable energy systems for rural communities using waste chicken feathers and municipal solid waste.
Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Anela researches the nexus between engineering, socio-economic, policy, and environmental components of energy systems. She currently focuses on the characterization of the scale and pace of integrating different energy systems with natural climate solutions.