Yushan Lou is a Research Associate for the Carbon Management Research Initiative at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where she undertakes technical analysis on low-carbon industrial systems, including low-carbon fuels and negative-emissions technologies. While completing her graduate degree, Mahak was a Research Assistant for the Carbon Management Research Initiative at Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy where she supported work on green hydrogen, bio-hydrogen, and other low-carbon fuels; She also supported works related to China’s 14th five-year plan and energy transition policies at the Research Center for Energy Transition and Social Development at Tsinghua University in Beijing. She holds a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Energy and Environment from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Science in Sustainability from Babson College.