Maggie Yuan Yao is a dual degree student at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Johns Hopkins SAIS. Her research interests include renewable energy, carbon footprint, air pollution, and remote sensing.
Prior to FES, she worked on projects ranging from US electricity market, deforestation in DRC, and China's foreign investment to nuclear nonproliferation. She also conducted research on China's freight traffic and night lights for a think tank in Saudi Arabia. She received her BA in Political Economy from University of California Berkeley in 2015. She grew up in Tianjin, China and she enjoys traveling, yoga, and barre in her free time.