Zizhu Zhang recently graduated with an M.P.A. from Columbia University, with a focus on energy and finance. Born and raised in southern China, she spent most of her formative years in the U.K. and worked across Africa and China in her 20s. She was formerly a Nairobi-based correspondent and worked for Caixin Media as an investigative and environment journalist in Beijing. Her reporting on China’s investments in Africa and China’s climate and environmental policies appeared on Initium Media, Carbon Brief, Caixin Media, and China Dialogue. In her career, she wants to focus on clean energy finance and work on international climate policy. Zhang also holds an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and a B.A from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Last Updated: October 12, 2023



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