Daria Ekimova is a Graduate Research Assistant at the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research. She has a background in Economics, and her current studies at the Technical University of Munich are focused on Energy Markets and Power Engineering.

She has experience working at a grid-scale battery optimization company, where she has been evaluating European energy market regulations and their accessibility for implementing more storage into the grid. Before joining CEEPR, she worked with an energy consulting company to develop a long-term power portfolio optimization model with exchange-traded derivatives. She is excited about applying interdisciplinary methods from operations research, finance, and engineering to solve the urging problems of energy system participants.