As we enter the spring of 2021, we are already well into the decisive decade. By 2030, the United States needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50–65 percent below 2005 levels to limit climate change to 1.5°C of warming. Fortunately, after four years of a leadership vacuum at…
Jun is a Senior Associate in RMI’s US Program team. She is currently developing open-access analytics for advocates and policymakers to accelerate climate action. These tools will be used to ensure that the United States meets its original commitments in the Paris Agreement.
Jun joins RMI from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, where she received her PhD. Her research focused on using large, publicly available databases to explore the intersection of global energy systems and international trade. Prior to her doctoral studies at Duke, she was a research fellow at a state policy lab based in the economics department at Brown University. At Brown, she led policy evaluations using large administrative data and statistical methods. Jun was a Young Summer Scientist at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in 2019, where her research was funded by the National Academy of Sciences.
PhD, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University
MPhil, Environmental Policy, University of Cambridge
A.B., Environmental Science and Public Policy, Harvard University