Dhruv Suri, from Delhi, India, is pursuing a master’s degree in energy resources engineering at Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering at Manipal Institute of Technology. Dhruv aspires to explore the energy-electricity nexus and its implications on climate change and global poverty. He worked on rural demand optimization and mini-grid planning through the Rockefeller Foundation’s Smart Power for Rural Development Program. He was a research assistant at the MIT D-Lab in Cambridge, TU Delft in the Netherlands, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where he developed computational methods to optimize wind turbine design. Dhruv has worked extensively on last-mile energy access and healthcare in India, for which he was awarded a fellowship by Education New Zealand and a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.