Abigail is a second year Technology and Policy Program master’s student at MIT. She works as a Research Assistant between the Olivetti Group, the Material Systems Laboratory, and CEEPR to analyze the supply chains of critical minerals for the energy transition. She is passionate about the policy implications of the renewable energy transition, and how this impacts demand for critical mineral mining. For her undergraduate studies, she attended the University of Michigan with Highest Honors, where she conducted research on energy policy in the Great Lakes region as well as research on local government attitudes towards wind and solar development in Michigan. Before coming to MIT, she managed federally funded research projects on solar energy soft cost reductions as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the US Department of Energy.