Esther Shears is a doctoral student at UC Berkeley’s Energy & Resources Group. She currently researches how climate change will impact the financial sector and how the private sector and regulatory agencies are responding to climate-related financial risks.
In May 2019, Esther completed a concurrent MS-MPP program within the Energy & Resources Group and the Goldman School of Public Policy, for which she examined how the commercialization of Landsat’s satellite imagery impacted the scope and diversity of academic research worldwide.
Prior to beginning her graduate studies at UC Berkeley, she worked for the U.S. Department of Justice as a statistician in the Economic Analysis Group of the Antitrust Division. Esther holds an honors BA degree in Economics from Occidental College where she studied industrial organization and the connection between financial markets in emerging economies and the development of renewable energy sectors.