Sally Qiu is a Research Associate at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University. In this role, she supports the center’s Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow on the research and management of the US – China Program. Her work mainly focuses on the intersection of low-carbon transition, food systems, and US – China relations. Sally has also served as an Environmental Statistics Consultant at UN Food and Agriculture Organization, where she contributed to publications and the FAOSTAT databases related to greenhouse gas emissions from the global food systems.

Prior to joining Columbia University, Sally worked at the ClimateWorks Foundation in San Francisco where she provided research and analysis on the global energy efficiency standards. Sally also interned at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand, focusing on the clean energy transition in the Asia-Pacific.

Following her passion in sustainability, Sally volunteered in Fiji and Mexico during the summers of her college years, where she participated in local community development projects and sea turtle conservation.

Sally graduated from DePauw University as a Rector Scholar, studying history and environmental geoscience. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, focusing on energy policy and data analytics.