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Mary Chen

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Mary Chen

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Mary is a junior in Yale College, majoring in Political Science and Earth & Planetary Sciences (formerly called Geology & Geophysics) with a certificate in Energy Studies. The odd combination highlights her desire for an interdisciplinary approach to climate change policy with an emphasis on racial justice and energy equity in vulnerable populations. Mary has been researching energy equity in the Metro-Atlanta area and the Arctic region, effects of natural disasters on low-income communities of color, and how large agricultural corporations affect public health in rural communities. On campus, she’s an editor for Yale Daily News, coaches parliamentary debate for the New Haven Urban Debate League, works with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), and promotes political participation in the Chinese American community with Yale CASA.