Akshay Krishnan is an Analyst who provides analytical and research support throughout client engagements. Prior to joining CFR, he worked at Rocky Mountain Institute in their City Renewable Accelerator (now Urban Transformation) team analyzing technical potential for solar citing on landfills and related policy mechanisms to boost their penetration in US. Akshay holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. Akshay has also worked with an international non-profit research organization to promote rural energy access in India prior to his graduate program. He joined the team full-time in 2021. In his free time, Akshay enjoys hiking and exploring national parks in US, and playing tennis.