Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Victoria Plutshack

Policy Associate, Energy Access Project


Victoria Plutshack is a policy associate at Duke’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions working with the Duke University Energy Access Project. She undertook her PhD research at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, where she used off grid solar enterprises in India as a lens through which to explore the symbiotic relationship between government and private, public and non-profit organizations. Using qualitative methods, her work rests between the literature on public administration, business studies, corporate political action and political economy.

Victoria has an MPhil in Technology Policy from the University of Cambridge, where she focused on energy policy. Before starting her PhD research, she worked at UK energy regulator Ofgem, where she was an analyst in the Markets division.