Emily Fertig is a Ph.D. candidate in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. The focus of her research is the economics of wind power integration, using both large-scale energy storage and interconnection of geographically dispersed wind sites. She recently spent a year in Trondheim, Norway at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology studying the Scandinavian hydropower system, and has also examined the economic viability of compressed air energy storage in Texas. Her current research focuses on decision support for government investment in energy technology R&D. She has a B.A. in Geosciences from Williams College and has interned for Science and the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists. She is originally from Alexandria, Virginia.