Tiffany Chan was born in Canada and grew up in Hong Kong. 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. Prior to joining the Jackson Institute, she worked at Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment, an interdisciplinary, cross-university research group that conducts peer-reviewed studies on China’s atmospheric environment, energy, economy, and environmental health and provides science-based advice to policy actors in China. As the project’s program manager, she oversaw the rapid expansion of communications and media outreach strategy in both English and Chinese, organized summer environmental programs in China for Harvard undergraduates, coordinated research conferences, policy advisory meetings, and public events, and helped negotiate various partnerships with Chinese organizations. She also spent some of her free time interpreting at intake interviews and community events and translating tenant documents for Boston Housing Authority, a public housing agency. At Yale, she plans to explore the politics of the global governance of climate change and the broader topic of soft power wielded by illiberal states. Tiffany has native fluency in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, and has made mastering Russian in order to fully enjoy the works of her favorite writers one of her lifelong goals.