Amanda Zhang

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Yale College, 2021

Amanda, BF '21, is an undergraduate at Yale College studying Economics and Environmental Studies. She currently volunteers with a conservation non-profit (Kashmir World Foundation) that explores technological approaches to conservation and spent her past summer working at an energy startup (Virtual Peaker) that develops a distributed energy resource management system to optimize the grid. On campus, she is involved with the Yale Daily News Business Team, the Yale Undergraduate Consulting Group, Yale Danceworks, and the Asian American Cultural Center.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys dancing, singing along to Broadway hits, and photographing whatever wildlife she comes across. 

Authored Articles
A Hawaiian monk seal amid marine pollution

Discarded fishing gear surrounds a Hawaiian monk seal / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration

Financing the Battle Against Marine Plastic Pollution

Experts predict that, by weight, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050. A 2016 report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation estimates that at least 8 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year. With the health of ocean ecosystems threatened by marine plastic pollution, what opportunities are there for private capital to become part of the solution?