Dr. Rebekah Shirley is the Deputy Director for Africa at the World Resources Institute, where she works to expand public access to high-quality data and insights for sustainable development. She also lectures and mentors young researchers at Carnegie Mellon University Africa. Prior to joining WRI, Rebekah was the Chief of Research at Power for All, focused on filling critical knowledge gaps related to integrated utility services, agricultural value-addition, and livelihoods. Rebekah earned her PhD and MSc from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. Hailing from the West Indies with roots in Jamaica and Trinidad, Rebekah now lives in Nairobi.