About The Team

The Team

This conference is organized by ASIA SIG, a dynamic Yale FES students organization led by current second year students Jie Pan and TJ Hou. Students come from mainland China, ,Germany, Taiwan and U.S.  also made significant contribution for this conference. We appreciate financial supports from Yale FES, Yale SAC,Yale FES Class of 1980 and CEBY. We also want to express our greatest thankfulness to all speaks to make time for attending this conference and navigate us to a deep understanding of Chinese overseas’ investment from difference prospect. 


Andrew Moffat

Andrew Moffat is a graduate student at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where he studies energy economics and policy. He is also a research assistant at the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy. Much of his research in this role has involved energy and environmental policy in China and quantifying the outcomes of international climate commitments. Andrew spent the last five years living in Beijing, China. Before coming to Yale he worked at China Policy as a research manager where he provided energy, economic, and environmental policy analysis for private and public sector clients. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut where we was a New England Scholar. He graduated from Beijing Institute of Education’s Chinese immersion program and is fluent in Mandarin.
In this conference he is organizing the case study “Canada: China’s Overseas Investment in Energy Infrastructure”.

Anna Finke

Anna Finke is a Master of Forestry graduate student at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where she focuses on silviculture, forest restoration and forest ecology. Much of her professional work has been done on analyzing restoration success in China and in Germany. Currently she is also working for The Forests Dialogue where she manages communications and events. Before she came to Yale she worked for a year for the Center for International Forestry Research as a digital communications intern in Indonesia. Anna finished her undergrad studies in „International Forest Ecosystem Management“ at the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development in Germany in 2013.
At the conference she is responsible for general communications and the conference’s website.

Boming Cui

Boming Cui is a first year Master of Environmental Management Candidate at Yale F&ES. He got the Bachelor of Environmental Engineering degree at Tsinghua University, where he focused his research on China’s urbanization regarding Industrial Ecology and Material Flow Analysis. During his internship at UNEP China Office, Boming gained insight into the environmental cooperative practices among Asian countries. At F&ES, he is interested in the intersection of energy and business, especially in the realm of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region in China.
Boming is the logistics officer of the conference and takes part in the organization of Panel 1.

Daphne Yin

Daphne Yin is a first-year MEM student focused on climate change mitigation and sustainable land use, particularly on ways to finance them.
Daphne is organizing the case study session on the China-Brazil soybean trade, as well as helping out with some of the fundraising and publicity for the overall conference.

Jiani Yang

Jiani is a candidate for the Master of Environmental Science at Yale FES, focusing on sustainability, urban design and industrial ecology. This spring she is participating in a sustainable marketing strategic case study targeting  multiple B2B companies at the Yale School of Management. As research assistant at Yale Urban Ecology and Design Lab, Jiani is  involved in the HUD 1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition which is cooperating with stockholders including UConn CIRCA, private housing firms, consulting companies, and government officials in Connecticut. 
Jiani is working on the design of panel 3 and the content of the conference brochure.

Jie Pan

Jie Pan is a second year MEM student at FES. At F&ES, her academic interest is on industrial ecology and the nexus of business and natural resources management. Over the summer, she worked as an EDF Climate Corps Fellow at the Environment Team of TD Bank in New York City.
Jie worked for the Ministry of Environment Protection in China from 2009-2010 as a project officer overseeing the implementation of a World Bank project to phase out two persistent organic termiticides. Early 2011, Jie relocated to Washington DC to work as a Junior Professional Associate for the Global Environment Facility, the World Bank. There she reviewed project proposals from more than 50 developing countries covering almost all aspects of chemicals pollution reduction and assisted partner UN agencies in developing some of them. Before attending Yale, she worked as an international consultant for United Nations Industrial Development Organization, developing projects to inventory the production, application, and emission of 11 persistent organic pollutants under the Stockholm Convention.
She is the coordinator for organizing the Yale-China Symposium, overseeing a series of tasks including fund raising, conference program design, and communication. 

Kaiyang Xu

Kaiyang Xu is a Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. At FES, he raised his interest in energy system and energy policies and their relationships with the environment and climate. Prior to attending to Yale, he served as a research assistant in forestry ecosystem research and obtained his BS degree in both Biological Science and Economics at The Ohio State University.
In this conference he is responsible for coordinating “Asia: Hydro Development in the Amur-Heilong River Basin” to bring attention to the business relations between Russia and China.

Tianjun Hou

Tianjun (TJ) Hou is a second year MESc student at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES). At F&ES, her research interest is on China’s oversea investment and renewable energy development. Over the summer, she spent three months in Zambia, investigating the environmental and social impacts of Chinese infrastructure projects. Tianjun also worked as a student assistant at Journal of Industrial Ecology, where she managed the journal’s web-based manuscript submission and tracking system.
Before coming to Yale, Tianjun studied environmental science and engineering at Cornell University. She completed her honor thesis with USDA Forest Service, evaluating the restoration of sugar maples in Northeast U.S. She also worked as a policy analyst at Cornell Roosevelt Institute, providing policy briefs on public transportation issues in US. In addition, she studied wastewater purification technology with Chinese National Student Innovation Program. 
She is the coordinator for organizing the Yale-China Symposium, overseeing a series of tasks including fund raising, conference program design, and communication. 

Wanyu Sung

Wanyu Sung is a first year Master of Environmental Management candidate at Yale FES. Prior to Yale, she worked at Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan, where she was responsible for organizing trade missions for Taiwan green manufacturers to overseas markets, and helped local companies identifying potential strategic partners. Wanyu is responsible for logistics and panel 2. 

Yaping Cheng

Yaping Cheng is a second-year master’s student at Yale University focusing on the intersection of business and environment. She has a background in geospatial and financial analysis. She spent her last summer with Goldman Sachs working on evaluating green initiatives and energy efficiency programs. Prior to Yale, Yaping worked as buyer management specialist at Alibaba.com. She has also interned at Nokia Siemens Networks, Coca-Cola, and has taught in rural China as a Teach For China fellow. She helps with design and outreach for both Panel I and II.

Yinong Sun

Yinong Sun is a first year Mater of Environmental Science student at Yale FES, with focus on climate change, energy and industrial sustainability. Previously, she studied atmospheric physics at Peking University, China, and conducted independent research in air pollution and climate policy. Yinong works on the coordination of the conference and in the communications team.

Yiyuan Jasmine Quin

Yiyuan Jasmine Qin is a Master of Environmental Management Candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she is a Berkley Conservation Scholar and Tropical Resource Institute Fellow, working on a wide range of issues on water management, conservation, and sustainable urbanization in an international context. Jasmine coordinates the Latin America case study and is the photographer and designer for visual communications of the conference.