Xiangyi is a Climate and Transport Intern at WRI’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, where she supports the research and outreach work on modeling transport behaviors, technologies and related emissions.
Prior to joining WRI, Xiangyi was an Associate in Research at Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, where she researched economic, policy and legal issues in several cases regarding energy, climate and environment. Prior to that, she worked on sustainable urban transport projects in Charlotte, N.C. with non-profit organizations. Xiangyi also has experience in Ecuador through a Master’s Project on ecosystem services valuation.
Xiangyi holds a Master of Environmental Management degree, and a Certificate of International Development Policy from Duke University. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Economics from Renmin University of China in Beijing.
Xiangyi loves watching movies, traveling, and learning languages.
For the first time in history, Beijing’s government issued a “red alert” for smog, shutting down the city for three days. Announced on December 7, the alert took place while COP21 was in full swing at Paris, where China, the ...