Amishi Kumar is the Carbon Utilization R&D Program Manager in the Office of Clean Coal and Carbon Management at the U.S. Department of Energy- Fossil Energy. The Carbon Utilization program works to develop commercially viable technologies to transform waste CO2 emissions into value-added products ranging from cementitious building materials to synthetic fuels using various conversion pathways such as catalytic systems. Previously, Amishi was a Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellow in the clean coal office where she gained experience in the carbon capture, utilization, and storage industry as well as a broader understanding of technical, economic and policy-based changes occurring within in the energy grid.
Prior to joining the DOE, Amishi was a Program Coordinator at the United States Energy Association (USEA). She earned a M.S. in Geological Sciences and a M.S. in Environmental Sciences at Indiana University; she received her B.A. in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University.
In her free time, Amishi enjoys camping, cooking, yoga, and organizing (sometimes sparsely attended) local trash pick-ups in her neighborhood and Rock Creek Park. She has worked at the National Park Service through the AmeriCorps program at Mount Rainier NP and San Juan National Historic Park.