Saskia Braden is a junior in Yale College double majoring in Global Affairs and Environmental Studies. Saskia focuses her studies on climate policy and is particularly interested in climate diplomacy and nature-based solutions. Last summer, Saskia interned in the White House Climate Policy Office where she supported a wide range of administrative priorities. Her work included organizing the White House Methane Summit, researching the electrification of heavy-duty trucking, and work across resilience, communications, and public engagement. Saskia has also worked at the Woodwell Climate Research Center in various roles since 2021. In her current capacity as Government Relations Assistant, she supports the Center’s forest carbon market initiative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As an intern, she helped organize and conduct workshops assessing climate risk communication and policy across 13 countries. The workshops and resulting report, both conducted in collaboration with the UK COP Presidency, were released at COP26 in Glasgow. Saskia also brings experience from internships working on corporate climate action (The World Wildlife Fund), agricultural emissions research (Yale Law School), and grassroots organizing (The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance). At Yale, Saskia runs the undergraduate UNFCCC COP program and will be attending her third COP in Dubai this December.