Shuchi Talati

Union of Concerned Scientists
United States
CEC21 advisory group

Shuchi Talati is the Geoengineering Research, Governance and Public Engagement Fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Dr. Talati works to guide sound governance and public engagement for research into proposed solar geoengineering approaches to limit global warming. Prior to joining UCS, Dr. Talati was the AAAS/AIP Congressional Science Fellow in the offices of Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Senator Al Franken (D-MN), where she helped lead the response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and on legislation for carbon capture, utilization, and storage. Before working in Congress, she was a post-doctoral fellow in science policy at the American Meteorological Society, where she worked on geoengineering risk perception and governance. She served at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Obama Administration and has also worked at various environmental non-profit organizations. Dr. Talati earned a BS in environmental engineering from Northwestern University, an MA in climate and society from Columbia University, and a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in engineering and public policy. Her doctoral research focused on the climate-energy-water nexus looking specifically at the impacts of domestic climate regulations and low carbon electricity generation.