Derya has M.S. degrees in Natural Resources Science and Management from University of Minnesota and Sustainable Development from Uppsala University in Sweden and B.S. in Economic from Ankara University in Turkey. Her past research investigated the policy evaluation on natural resources and the relationship between the environmental assets and development.
Derya Eryilmaz is a research assistant with the NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise. She is currently working on IREE Grant on energy efficiency and demand response integration in the Midwest ISO electricity markets. She is also pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Economic at the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation research focuses on optimal investment decisions on wind power considering policy uncertainties and dynamic spatial demand analysis in the Midwest ISO electricity markets.