Angel Hsu is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and the Environment at UNC Chapel Hill and Founder/Director of the Data-Driven EnviroPolicy Lab, an interdisciplinary research group that innovates and applies quantitative approaches to pressing environmental issues. Her research explores the intersection of science and policy and the use of data-driven approaches to understand environmental sustainability, particularly in the areas of climate change and energy, urbanisation and air quality.
Focusing on China and the Global South, Dr. Hsu has provided expert testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, US-China Economic Security and Review Commission and is a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations and a Public Intellectual Program Fellow. She is a lead and contributing author to global climate science assessments, including the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report and the UNEP Emissions Gap Report. In addition to publishing in academic journals, Dr. Hsu has been committed to public outreach and was a TED Climate Countdown and TED 2018 Age of Amazement Speaker and recognized as an inaugural Grist 50 leader. She previously held a joint appointment as Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Yale-NUS College in Singapore and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as an adjunct. She holds a PhD in Environmental Policy from Yale University, an MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge, and a BS in Biology and BA in Political Science from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.