Avery Barnett

Public Affairs

Research Interests: Net-zero energy transition in the Caribbean and natural hazard resilience

Avery Barnett is from Kingston, Jamaica, and is a 3rd year Ph.D. Student in the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She honed her energy interests during her undergraduate tenure at Grinnell College where she graduated with a BA in Physics with concentrations in Technology Studies and Environmental Studies. Her research interests involve modeling electricity trading among Caribbean island nations, understanding the sociopolitics of the energy transition within the region, and analyzing the impacts of natural hazard risk on future energy mixes and the benefits that electricity trading can have to mitigate the effects of these disasters. Her involvement in the energy sector has led her to embark upon field experiences in Costa Rica, Nepal, and Barbados.