Mahsa Bagheri studied Architectural Engineering (B.Sc.) at Shiraz University in Iran and received her master’s degree in Architecture, Building and Planning (M.Sc.) from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. Her master thesis, as part of a research on sustainable development, focuses on the land-use changes in the historic buildings in Querétaro, Mexico. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) and writes her dissertation about social sustainability in garden cities in Germany. She joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI as a research assistant in 2018 and was involved in various projects in the field of energy efficiency. Since November 2019, she works as a research associate in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets at Fraunhofer ISI.