Yu Ann is a senior associate on RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings Program, where she works with partners in New York and the Northeast to transition the region’s buildings away from fossil fuel. In particular, she engages on building decarbonization solutions that deliver climate, health, and equity benefits.
Prior to RMI, Yu Ann worked with the New York City Housing Authority to develop its decarbonization roadmap as an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps fellow. She also conducted research on the mechanisms that leverage private capital for the decarbonization of multifamily affordable housing and the impact of intersectional economy-wide climate policy.
Previously, Yu Ann focused on transitional justice and post-conflict resolution issues across Southeast Asia with a particular focus on migration standards and equitable worker rights.
MPA, Energy and Environment, Columbia University
BSocSc, Psychology (minor in Journalism), University of Hong Kong
New York, NY