Youngsun Baek is the energy modeler for the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In this role, Dr. Baek conducts analysis and modeling of clean energy and climate policies at the state, regional, and national levels. She works closely with a multidisciplinary team to advance effective and equitable clean energy and climate policies.
Prior to joining UCS, Dr. Baek worked as a research and development associate at the Power and Energy Systems Group in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and as a graduate research assistant at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she co-authored several reports on clean energy.
Dr. Baek has an M.A. in economics from Seoul National University, and a B.S. in environmental science and engineering from Ewha Woman’s University in South Korea. She earned a PhD in public policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Her current research interests are demand-side policies such as energy efficiency and demand response considering energy consumer behavior.