Brown University
Public Policy
Yingrou Zhu

Yingrou (Ariel) Zhu

Yingrou (Ariel) Zhu


Areas of Interest: Environmental policy, sustainability, food safety, international relations.


The first time Ariel recognized the magnitude of her passion for sustainable development was when her family visited forest land in Indonesia. Experiencing the severity of deforestation there and its appalling effects on local residents, helped her realize the urgency of resolving global environmental threats. Ariel interned at Chinese Resources, an organization committed to promoting energy savings, emissions reduction, and sustainable development in China. Ariel’s goal is to deepen and enhance US-China relations to make faster progress on sustainability issues and to collaborate on efforts to develop and integrate sustainable systems.