Cecilia Han Springer is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, jointly appointed in the Belfer Center’s Environment and Natural Resources Program and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program. Cecilia uses interdisciplinary methods for her research, combining economic modeling and qualitative fieldwork to study climate and energy policies in China and around the world. At the Belfer Center, her research focuses on the environmental impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Previously, Cecilia was a visiting researcher at the Tsinghua University Institute for Energy, Environment, and Economy, a research affiliate at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s China Energy Group, and a Fulbright fellow in Tianjin, China. Cecilia holds a PhD and MS in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in environmental science from Brown University.