A Hong Kong native, Tiffany Chan is currently a M.A. student at Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. She is interested in energy and infrastructure in Central Asia and their geopolitical implications, as well as Chinese and Russian soft power in general. Prior to joining the Jackson Institute, she worked at Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment, an interdisciplinary center that researches China’s climate change issues and provides science-based policy advice to practitioners in China. As the center’s program manager, she negotiated partnerships with Chinese organizations, facilitated conferences and advisory meetings between Harvard scholars and Chinese firms and government, oversaw the rapid expansion of bilingual communications and media outreach strategy, and organized summer environmental programs in China for Harvard undergraduates.

Tiffany has native fluency in Mandarin and Cantonese, and is proficient in Russian. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rochester, majoring in political science and Russian studies. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Cambodia, interned in the office of Lithuanian Member of European Parliament Justas Paleckis in Brussels, and co-founded a student group that helps resettled refugees establish new lives in Rochester. When Tiffany is not working or studying, she is most likely doing long-distance running.