Caroline is passionate about sustainability, international development, and data. As EarthShift Global’s Director of R&D, she combines these passions to conduct and support rigorous research and analysis for creating insights and tools that support strategic sustainability decision making for companies, governmental bodies and NGOs.
Over the course of more than 20 years in modeling and analysis, a decade of it in energy and sustainability, Caroline has worked with a range of stakeholders spanning industry, science and policy. She has participated in international scenario and resource modeling efforts, among them renewable technology initiatives in emerging economies and a variety of international working group. These consistently and repeatedly highlight the importance of equity and communication for sustainability, so she strives to advance the inclusion of both qualitative and quantitative elements in the decision making process through developments in modeling and the visual representation of data.
Caroline speaks and writes extensively on a range of topics including sustainability, energy and resources, risk and uncertainty, and global bioenergy development and impact assessment, and has more than 40 presentations and 30 publications.
Dr. Taylor is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Global Change Biology: Bioenergy and holds a visiting appointment with Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California Berkeley. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Classics and Chemistry from the University of California at Irvine, a Doctorate in Chemistry (Chemical Physics) from the University of Chicago, and was a post-doctoral scholar at Cornell University.