Wen Zhou is a Research Associate, Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) and Climate Private Sector.

Wen has extensive research experience on forest governance issues, with a particular focus on Central Africa and Southeast Asia. Formerly, Wen co-coordinated the activities of the Evidence-Based Forestry initiative at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), based in Bogor, Indonesia. She has also worked in conservation and development practice with UNDP (New York), UNESCO (Viet Nam), and Conservation International (China). Her research findings have been published in Nature Sustainability, Global Environmental Change, and Environmental Research Letters, among other scientific journals.

Wen holds a M.Phil. in Environmental Anthropology from Yale University, M.Sc. in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. in Anthropology and Ecology from Columbia University. She will receive a Ph.D. in Environmental Anthropology from the combined degree program between the Yale School of the Environment and the Department of Anthropology in 2024.