Angel Hsu, PhD, is joint faculty at Yale-NUS College and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She is Director of the Environmental Performance Measurement program at the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, where she is the Principal Investigator of the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) - a global ranking of national environmental performance that is jointly produced with Columbia University and launched at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.
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, water, and air quality. Her research has been published in Nature, Nature Climate Change, and Atmospheric Environment. Previously, Angel was a Research Analyst at the World Resources Institute (WRI), a non-profit environmental thinktank in Washington, D.C., where she developed corporate greenhouse gas accounting and reporting initiatives in developing countries, including Mexico, Brazil, India, the Philippines, and China, where she managed and led WRI’s efforts. She has written in and been cited by major media outlets, including The Economist, The Atlantic, and The Guardian and has provided expert testimony for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. She holds a PhD in Forestry and Environmental Studies from Yale University, an M Phil 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.