Maggie Yuan Yao

Maggie Yuan Yao
Master of Environmental Management 2019

Maggie Yuan Yao is a dual degree student at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Johns Hopkins SAIS. Her research interests include renewable energy, carbon footprint, air pollution, and remote sensing.

Prior to FES, she worked on projects ranging from US electricity market, deforestation in DRC, and China's foreign investment to nuclear nonproliferation. She also conducted research on China's freight traffic and night lights for a think tank in Saudi Arabia. She received her BA in Political Economy from University of California Berkeley in 2015. She grew up in Tianjin, China and she enjoys traveling, yoga, and barre in her free time. 

Authored Articles
Introduction of Solarize and SEEDS II Solarize is a unique community-based program that leverages peers and social networks to encourage residential solar adoption through a group pricing strategy. Solarize campaigns spread the knowledge of solar benefits through social networks and engage strong volunteer leadership (“solar ambassadors”) who are passionate about solar energy. The Yale Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies (SEEDS) II team has designed, implemented and studied Solarize campaigns as a series of randomized field trials. The SEEDS II team wants to understand two effects: the rates at which households of various income levels adopt solar, and how different...
Analysis of electric vehicle corridor options in Connecticut

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