Research Director at Power for All and Visiting Research Scholar, Strathmore University

Dr. Rebekah Shirley is the Director of Research at Power For All, a global education and advocacy initiative founded by energy access practitioners to advance renewable, decentralized solutions for universal energy access. Rebekah is also a Visiting Research Scholar at Strathmore University, in Nairobi, Kenya and a Research Affiliate of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) where she completed her doctoral studies in 2015. She previously obtained a MSc. Energy and Resources and a MSc. Civil Engineering at UC Berkeley in 2011. Her research focuses on building integrated optimization tools for energy systems planning in emerging economies, with a focus on Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.


  • 2016–present
    Director of Research, Power for All


  • 2015 
    University of California, Berkeley, PhD. Energy and Resources