Adea Kryeziu is a Sustainable Development Specialist at the World Bank. Throughout her career, she has worked on a range of issues including energy and environmental policy, climate change adaptation, political economy of subsidies, disaster risk management and social protection and labor market programs at the World Bank, the Global Energy and Environment Initiative, United States Congress, Ministry of Economy and Finance in Kosovo and other institutions. She completed the esteemed Junior Professional Program (JPA), was awarded the World Bank Vice Presidential Grant for Climate Change Adaptation research, and published numerous reports, research studies, technical notes, and well as contributed to books on international development and poverty. In the near future, she hopes to become the face of Kosovo in energy and sustainability issues. Adea received her Master of Arts from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in International Economics and Energy policy, with a thesis on Kosovo’s energy policy and its relative position vis-a-vis energy politics in the region. During her undergraduate studies in Rome, Italy, she was awarded as a Madeleine Albright scholar and honored as 2008 Class Valedictorian. Currently, she is training and fundraising for a half-marathon in support of Cancer research, dedicated to her late grandmother. Adea lives in Washington DC, but spends most of her time traveling –for work and pleasure. She speaks Albanian, English, and Italian and hopes to not be discouraged from learning French.