Interested in energy, the environment and climate change but not sure how to make a career out of it? There are a wide array of exciting career pathways to choose from across these topics for young people with various skill sets and passions. To provide UChicago students of all levels and schools with insight into the range of opportunities and what’s it’s like to work in these positions, EPIC is hosting a virtual career series with young UChicago alumni—starting with EPIC’s own former Bartlett and DRW Fellows. Alumni will share insights into their day-to-day lives, how they got to where they are, and what they wish they knew when they were UChicago students.

Join us as we welcome Harris Public Policy ’20 graduate Sushmita Singha, Climate Risk and Energy Consultant at the World Bank.


Sushmita Singha is a Climate Risk and Energy Consultant at the World Bank Headquarters, D.C. She graduated with an MS in Environmental Science and Policy (MSESP) in June 2020 from the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago. Her prior academic training is in Economics (MS and BS). She was an EPIC Fellow during her master’s at UChicago, where she worked on randomized evaluations of energy and environmental projects. Prior to joining UChicago, she had several years of experience in professional and academic research in India. At Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), she worked on a rural electric power project and smart metering technology for reducing distribution losses. In the past, she had also worked on environment, urban, and economic research and project management at several organizations in New Delhi, including the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).