Annie H Yang is a second year undergraduate student at the University of Chicago studying Physics & Environment, Geography, Urbanization Studies with a minor in Architectural Studies. 

She strives to use her lived experiences and skills in languages, the visual arts, and the physical sciences to collaboratively work with communities in designing infrastructures for climate resilience.

She is currently researching historical energy infrastructure with The Center for Robust Decision-making on Climate and Energy Policy while working as a Publicities Assistant for UChicago myCHOICE and a brand advisor to Cleveland Sews. Additionally, she handles publicities and engagement as a board member of the Phoenix Sustainability Initiative, UChicago’s premier sustainability student group.

I used to say that I’d never been in a place with so many inspiring, interesting, and intelligent people before coming to UChicago. Unfortunately, after COP28, the university has to take #2. Everyone I talked to was articulate, thoughtful, passionate about their work, and incredibly generous with their time (from entrepreneurs like Maen Mahfoud to philanthropists like Dr. Muna Al Gurg to other youth like Equipa Terra from Portugal.) I am so grateful for this invaluable opportunity of learning from global leaders across the sustainability sector. I’ve returned to campus reinvigorated with more faith in the future than ever before.”