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.
The Plastic Pipeline
The Wilson Center's China Environment Forum and Serious Games Initiative are currently developing an educational digital game, The Plastic Pipeline, which will raise public awareness on the plastic product lifecycle and policies that can be enacted to help stem the tide of pollution going into our oceans.