Roxanne Rahnama


Technology & Policy Program


REM: A tool for rural electrification planning


Ignacio Perez-Arriaga
Robert Stoner


Roxanne is a Master’s student in the Technology and Policy Program. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Environmental Economics & Policy, with a minor in Global Poverty & Practice from the University of California, Berkeley in Fall 2015.

Prior to MIT, she worked as a research assistant on multiple projects with Professor Edward Miguel at UC Berkeley and Professor Jonas Hjort at Columbia Business School. Roxanne’s current research involves investigating financial roadblocks that impede rural electrification and bottlenecks in the energy regulation systems with a focus on India and parts of sub-Saharan Africa.