Christi Electris provides a holistic perspective through her international environmental experience, technical education, and integrative sustainability research. As an Associate at Tellus Institute, she has helped develop new and updated global scenarios with the Great Transition Initiative to envision pathways to future sustainability. She has been quantitatively mapping out alternatives pathways for society by harnessing the best international data for many sectors of society, the economy, and the environment, including industry, transportation, agriculture, energy resources and production, poverty, forestry, water resources, and related pollution. Her work provides a quantitative basis for how society might make a Great Transition to value-driven systemic sustainability.
Ms. Electris has worked with several MIT academic groups, including as a teaching assistant and researcher in System Dynamics with the Sloan School of Management and the Global System for Sustainable Development group, with the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, as well as with the US-Greek Initiative for Technology Cooperation in the Balkans in cooperation with the Global Water Partnership-Mediterranean. Ms. Electris has also worked as a researcher at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, designing and building both data-driven and knowledge-based probabilistic models.
Ms. Electris holds a Masters of Science (SM) in Technology and Policy from the Engineering Systems Division at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, concentrating on sustainable development, political systems and theories, and technology transfer to developing countries. She received her Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Computer Science with minors in mathematics and cognitive science.