Lea-Rachel Kosnik is a professor of economics at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has also spent time at Gazi and Bogazici Universities in Turkey as a Fulbright Fellow, and at Montana State University in Bozeman as a post-doc and in-residence scholar. She has an active research agenda focusing on renewable energy, climate change, environmental justice, and gender equality. She currently serves as the Midwest Representative for the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and is a past President of the Transportation and Public Utilities Group.