Akanksha Tyagi is a Masters student at Carnegie Mellon University studying Energy Science, Technology and Policy (ESTP) with a specialization in Engineering and Public Policy. She choose to pursue further studies to gain a deeper understanding of the energy sector and how it a transformation needs to occur in the sector to mitigate climate change. She received her undergraduate degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2015 with a B.S. in Environmental Management and Technology. In her final year project she was a part of a research team that analyzed and developed the first environmental accreditation system in Asia, the Hong Kong Qualified Environmental Professional accreditation. Even with the busy schedule, she continues to make time for extra-curricular activities. She played tennis nationally growing up and was the tennis captain at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
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