Dr Susann Stritzke is a Research Associate in renewable energy at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment where she is focused on studying the impact of solar energy initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa. Susann holds a Masters Degree in Political Science, Psychology and Law from the Technical University Dresden which has been complemented by studies at the Graduate Faculty of the New School University in New York. For her PhD in Political Science Susann performed an indepth analysis of parliamentary performance in Zambia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to her engagement, Susann has gained profound professional experience as an International Account Manager for the Technology Sector at a global corporation. She is also managing solar and hydro energy projects in South Africa and Zambia.