Scott comes to Energy Action Partners with over sixteen years' experience working in education, research, and human development. Prior to Energy Action Partners, Scott was an associate professor and Dean of Research at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, where he oversaw the Institute’s energy and sustainability research and founded multiple initiatives on renewable energy and community development. He also served as the director of the Prajnopaya Foundation, leading its healthcare initiatives in northern India. Through his career, Scott has developed a strong interest in unifying human development objectives with engineering practice, particularly in the context of energy systems. Scott received a PhD in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. He also acts as an advisor and consultant to various capacity building initiatives in higher education, and energy and the environment in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA
Ayu believes strongly in the value of service, universal responsibility and in improving lives and eradicating inequality and inequity. With an engineering background and a strong interest in community engagement, Ayu joins the management team of Energy Action Partners after conducting research in community-based electrification systems, and developing participatory planning tools for rural energy systems. Prior to that she lived in Somaliland, volunteer teaching while working on small, community-sized systems (wind and micro-hydro). Born and raised in Penang, Malaysia, Ayu has BSc and MSc degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University, and an MSc in Engineering Systems and Management from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.
Sonia's extensive involvement in community-centric projects revolves around increasing accessibility to knowledge for all, a pursuit that stems from her personal belief that knowledge is key to breaking damaging cycles and overcoming prevalent issues in society. Having graduated with a BA in Graphic Design from Anglia Ruskin University, Sonia also has professional experience in translation, copywriting, as well as event management and programming.
Carla is passionate about sustainable development and renewable energy transitions, including clean energy access to last mile communities. She has been involved with different organizations in these areas, including a clean energy business incubator program in Uganda, energy poverty reduction in Spain, and climate change awareness. She is an Industrial Engineer with a double MSc in Environmental Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering.
ENGINEERING PROJECT COORDINATOR
Aril is an engineer who is passionate about new challenges and wants to expand his knowledge and experience in the field of renewable energy. He has more than 7 years of working experience in the construction industry mainly in project design management and engineering design works. Aril has registered as a Graduate Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia and holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.