Karen Noiva, Ph.D., (she/her) has over a decade of experience developing decision support tools for policy applications, including water resources management, climate change impacts, grid reliability and energy resources, and tobacco policy. Her academic background in mechanical engineering, building technology, and complex systems lends itself to numerous technical areas and interdisciplinary questions pertaining to physical and social systems. She specializes in dynamic modeling, data mining and statistical analysis, and benefit-cost analysis and is also proficient in spatial analysis, data visualization, and full-stack model development. She provides support to programs at the federal and state levels; recent clients include the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, and the California Energy Commission.
Karen holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in sustainability from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Building Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where her studies focused on the sustainability of the built environment with an emphasis on urban water resources and international comparative analysis.