Saagarika Thanvi is a 2024 Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellow. Currently a federal project engineer in the US Department of Energy’sLoan Programs Office (LPO), she is responsible for the technical evaluation of projects seeking loans under the Energy Infrastructure Reinvestment Program.  

Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Thanvi worked for General Motors on its joint-venture hydrogen fuel cell project with Honda Motor Company. While working toward her bachelor’s degree, she also worked on energy efficiency, water infrastructure, and energy transition-related projects at organizations including UNICEF Jordan, the World Bank, and the Centre for Sustainability Transitions in Stellenbosch, South Africa.  

Thanvi holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in international development policy from Georgetown University.