Marie Tamba

Marie leads Rhodium’s work analyzing European climate and energy developments. Her areas of expertise include European markets, policies, and energy technology deployment, and her work informs Rhodium’s modeling of global greenhouse emissions and analysis for decision-makers.

Before joining Rhodium, Marie was an economist at the European Commission, leading modeling work on policies to deliver Europe’s net-zero emissions objectives, such as the Energy Union, the European Green Deal, and RePowerEU. Prior to that, Marie served as an economic adviser to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, focusing on electricity market design and renewable energy technologies. Marie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from the University of Paris Dauphine, and a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in environmental economics from the University of Strathclyde.

Monioluwa Adeyemo

Monioluwa’s work focuses on state-level decarbonization and the implementation of clean energy technologies. Her research includes evaluating the economic impact of implementing an array of low-carbon technologies on states and local regions.

Prior to working at Rhodium, Monioluwa was a consultant at Environmental Defense Fund, conducting Proximity Mapping Analysis for various US states using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to see how warehouses are impacting the community surrounding them, with a focus on health and demographic impacts.

Monioluwa also has a Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, focusing on sustainability and climate change adaptation, and a Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences. She conducted research on climate change impacts on the Mid-Atlantic wetlands and her findings were published in the Pennsylvania Climate Change Impact Assessment Update of 2020.

Sophie Lu

Sophie has additional expertise in green financing, global climate tech supply chains, and climate-based trade and industrial policy. Before joining Rhodium, Sophie was the Principal lead on Scope 3 emissions management for BHP, working on decarbonization of maritime, mining supply chains, and downstream customers in steel, copper, and nickel. Before that, she spent seven years at BloombergNEF, where she was the Head of China and then the Head of Metals and Mining analysis. Sophie has a Master’s in International Finance and Energy Resources Environment from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She is based in Sydney.

Anna van Brummen

Anna assesses the impacts of energy policy using a national energy modeling framework. Prior to joining Rhodium, Anna worked with a California environmental consulting company to bring air quality data and other environmental quality assessments to local communities.  Anna holds a MSc in Geophysics from ETH Zurich and a Bachelor’s degree in Geoscience from Princeton University. Her master’s work focused on optimization modeling of geothermal energy in combination with other renewables to meet microgrid demand.

Nathan Pastorek

Nathan works primarily on emerging clean technologies research projects, including carbon capture and storage and clean hydrogen.

Before joining Rhodium, Nathan worked for KeyLogic Systems, primarily focused on economic and geologic modeling for carbon capture and storage scenarios using models from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

Nathan has a Bachelor’s degree in Geology with a minor in Energy and Society from Allegheny College and a Master’s degree in Energy and Earth Resources from the University of Texas at Austin. His graduate thesis was focused on geothermal heat flow and temperature-at-depth mapping for Pecos County in Texas, using data from abandoned oil and gas wells. He was also previously an intern with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), focused on research to reduce the cost of drilling in geothermal settings by leveraging techniques and equipment used in oil and gas drilling operations.

Ed Steele

Prior to joining Rhodium Group, Ed worked as an IT Manager for TeamLogicIT. He is a results-oriented and solution-focused IT professional with over 25 years of experience. He leverages his communication abilities and IT knowledge to convey innovative ideas to diverse audiences to provide exceptional service.

A native of Phoenix, AZ, he received a Bachelor’s Degree from DeVry University in Computer Information Systems and has completed his MBA at Walden University, where he studied Business Management.

Michael Gaffney

Michael joined Rhodium from the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS), where he earned a Master of Public Policy. At GPS, he specialized in energy and environmental policy and conducted research on electric vehicle charging behavior and policy in California. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a Senior Associate at TDC, a Boston-based nonprofit management consulting firm. Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Economy from UC Berkeley.

Camille Boullenois

Before joining Rhodium Group, Camille headed the Brussels office for Sinolytics, advising clients on market governance and data strategies, as well as the regulatory challenges arising from the Corporate Social Credit System. Previously, she worked as an analyst at China Policy and contributed to the EIU, Oxford Analytica, and the ECFR. Camille holds a PhD in international, political, and strategic studies from the Australian National University, where she wrote her dissertation on social mobility and entrepreneurship in the Chinese countryside.

Chris Zou

He previously worked at Deutsche Bank, China Policy, and interned at the United Nations and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Chris received a master’s degree in international economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a bachelor’s degree in international studies and economics from Johns Hopkins.

Nathan Handwerker

Prior to joining Rhodium, Nathan spent three years building a China-focused consultancy and publication that he co-founded. Previously, he worked at Northern Trust Corporation as an analyst, where he supported anti-money laundering due diligence and financial operations for hedge funds.

Nathan is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington and holds a degree in international relations and a certificate from the Chinese Flagship Program.