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Angela Pan

Staff Inter at China Environment Forum

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Staff assistant and researcher at China Environment Forum

Full Biography

Ms. Ruoyi (Angela) Pan is a program assistant and researcher for the China Environment Forum. Her research interests include U.S. and China plastic issues, international green finance, and the environmental implications of the Belt and Road Initiative. Her work contributed to the Plastic Pipeline Game, an educational game developed by Wilson Center's China Environment Forum and Serious Games Initiative addressing the mounting issue of plastics through a wide range of waste management policies. She is on track to complete her BA in Government and China & Asia Pacific Studies at Cornell University and a JD at Cornell Law School.

She has experience working for NGOs in China, conducting both desktop and field research. Her past research areas include the environmental implications of China's foreign investment in Special Economic Zones, economic empowerment of women in rural China, and environmental youth action. She has also worked as a research assistant at Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, working on projects exploring China's rising green soft power in hydropower and agriculture, sustainable rubber supply chain and certification, and comparative study on the Belt and Road Initiative and the Build Back Better World.