Emily’s research focuses on the political economy of energy transition in China. She is particularly interested in the central-local relations and incentive structures that facilitate the successful deployment of renewable energy. Before coming to Berkeley, Emily studied Chinese politics from a variety of angles through her undergraduate degree at UT Austin and her master’s degree as a Yenching Scholar at Peking University. She also worked as a translator, editor, and international coordinator for an economic research center at Tsinghua University. At UC Berkeley, Emily is excited to build upon these previous experiences to gain insights into the complex web of energy transition politics.