Ethan Jiang is a third-year at the University of Chicago, where he studies Economics and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies. As the Policy Director of the Environmental Research Group, Ethan leads impactful student research on water quality and urban greenspace. He is also a research assistant at the Energy Policy Institute of Chicago, where he studies air quality regulation. Previously, Ethan has worked on data projects for the Dallas Mavericks and the Government Accountability Office. Learn more at

“COP28 in Dubai was a wonderful chance to meet private, public, and nonprofit sector leaders working on climate change. I especially enjoyed witnessing U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry deliver a major policy announcement on fusion energy; it was an exciting step for the nation’s fusion future and my own policy career.”