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Award-winning Grad Joins ESF Doctoral Program

Xiaoliang Yang to study Chinese energy policy

Xiaoliang Yang, an entering student in ESF's environmental and natural resource policy doctoral program, received Pace University's Outstanding Graduate Student Award in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences and an Academic Achievement Award in that university's graduate program in environmental science. Yang completed his M.S. in environmental science at Pace University this summer with a 4.0 GPA. He is from Zhongshan, China, where he graduated with a B.S. in biotechnology from the Chinese University of Electronic Science and Technology and worked with the local Environmental Protection Bureau on cleaner production policy. At ESF, Yang will examine China's energy policy with David Sonnenfeld, professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Studies. He will also work as a teaching assistant in the Department of Chemistry.