Mai Ichihara is a Master of Global Affairs and Master of Environmental Management joint degree candidate at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. At Yale, she actively engages across schools and fields of study as Co-Leader of the Industrial Environmental Management & Energy Student Interest Group, an Associate Greenberg World Fellow, Tsai CITY Social Entrepreneurship Student Coordinator, Research Assistant for the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, and former Webinar Manager for the Center for Industrial Ecology. Her academic interests include water resource management, natural infrastructure for disaster risk mitigation, and public-private financing for sustainable development. Mai most recently worked in government affairs at Natural Resources Defense Council defending U.S. environmental laws, and prior to that, she covered foreign policy news as a producer for TV Asahi, a major Japanese television network. In addition, she served for two years on the board of CAPAL, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander youth pursuing public service. She received her B.A. in international affairs from George Washington University.