Antje Danielson, Ph.D., is the director of education at the MIT Energy Initiative. She joined MIT in April 2016 after eight years at Tufts University where she directed the Tufts Institute of the Environment and was an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health. She is an earth scientist with a research focus on climate change and carbon sequestration. She has additional interests in the areas of energy education and urban mobility. Recent publications are related to interdisciplinary knowledge integration and synthesis.
Danielson holds a doctorate in geochemistry from the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany. She held research and teaching positions at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg, Durham University in the UK, Harvard University and Tufts University in the U.S., and MIT. She was the elected president of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors from 2014–2016. She is a founder of Zipcar.