Yiran He

Yiran He

Senior Associate, Policy and Programs
Public Policy Outreach and Analysis

Yiran joined NEEP in the summer of 2023 as Policy and Programs Senior Associate. In this role, she focuses on state and community policy work on decarbonization pathways. In addition, Yiran tracks policy updates and engages with stakeholders.  

Prior to joining NEEP, Yiran worked as a contractor with the World Bank, where she analyzed the impacts of COVID-19 on energy use and emissions from various industrial sectors in 31 countries. Yiran also worked as a researcher for the MIT-Harvard Roosevelt Project and studied region-specific pathways for deep decarbonization. Her Master of Science research in MIT’s Technology and Policy Program was conducted with MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative, which focused on community engagement and development in ongoing energy and economic transitions occurring in rural Appalachian generational coal mining communities. Yiran also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT in Materials Science & Engineering (Course 3) and Science, Technology, & Society (STS).   


Q: Name one thing you can't live without.

A: Public transit!

Q: What book is currently on your nightstand?

A: 《看见》by 柴静 

Q: What's something about you that would surprise us?

A: I blow glass in my spare time.

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Community Engagement, Policy Development

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