Gillian Zwicker is a Research Analyst in WRI's Climate Program, US Team. As part of the US Climate Initiative, she works on identifying opportunities to decarbonize the US economy, interpreting data to inform policy options at subnational and national levels. Gillian manages the Expert Dialogues on International Cooperation project, analyzing climate policy in China, India, the EU, Mexico, and Canada, with the objective of facilitating bilateral cooperation around climate and energy issues.

Prior to joining WRI, Gillian worked as a research assistant at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum. Before moving to D.C., Gillian lived in China for nearly four years, during which time she volunteered with grassroots organizations and conducted field research on natural resources and environmental information disclosure.

Gillian holds a M.A. in International Studies and Energy, Resources, and the Environment from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, and a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University.

Hailing from the Boston area, Gillian enjoys spending her free time outdoors walking or running trails along local rivers, whether it's the Potomac, the Charles, or the Yangtze.