Zoya received her PhD in Energy Management and Policy from the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Her PhD research was focused on air quality modeling and health impact assessment with respect to Shale gas production within the vicinity of residential areas. Zoya realized her passion for research and policy development for energy and environment sustainability in 2010 and has been engaged with critical challenges at the intersection of energy and environment systems since then. Zoya joined PSE in December 2019.