PhD, Environmental Engineering, Rice University. MSE Environmental Engineering & BSE Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan.
Dr. McPhail is a Senior Engineer at PSE Healthy Energy and works on a variety of environmental and energy related projects. Her focus areas include data analysis in state-based energy equity, access, and emission reductions. Dr. McPhail originally joined PSE in 2016 as an Associate for the Clean Energy Program after working as an environmental consultant, collaborating in economic and policy research focused on using municipal solid waste as a fuel, and later in conjunction with alternative non-fossilized fuels. She also works in impact investing and socially responsible finance, focusing on strategic investing in sustainable technologies and businesses for personal and community development. Ana previously worked in environmental compliance for the oil & gas industry. Dr. McPhail is a former Ford Foundation Fellow and an EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellow for her research.
Dr. McPhail received her PhD from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University, where her research centered around environmental and economic impacts of waste-to-energy technologies beyond incineration. She also earned her Masters in Environmental Engineering and a BSE in Chemical Engineering with a minor in environmental sustainability. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Acta Non Verba, a local Oakland based youth farm project, and is currently on the Board of Directors for Families of Color Seattle, a Seattle-based, family focused nonprofit which specializes in community dialogues, workshops, and education on race, identity, inclusion and anti-bias practices.