Jiaxin (Cathin) Guo

Jiaxin (Cathin) Guo

Career Interests

International development, urban sustainability, environmental policy analysis, environmental communication
Employment Sought:


Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration in Environmental Economics and Policy
Bachelor of Arts, May 2017
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Double major in Communication and Environmental Studies
In-curriculum Field Studies: Annenberg International Communication Summer (Comparative Media in Europe), Summer 2015 Dornsife Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (The Role of Climate in Ancient Maya), Summer 2015 USC Environmental Studies Catalina Sustainability Block Semester, Spring 2014

Professional Experience

Policy Research Intern, Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy, Beijing, China
Collected foundational information and performed preliminary data analysis on China’s green economy policies to provide background research for a five-year policy evaluation. Wrote literature review on energy efficiency top-runner mechanism, to assist in creating policy memo. June - August 2017
Project Intern, UN Youth4SDGs Online Course, YouThink Center, Shanghai, China
Prepared course material on sustainable city, as part of the first comprehensive SDGs online courses package. Assisted in planning and coordinating the second Youth4SDG Leadership Camp held in Shenzhen. July 2016 - May 2017
Marine Project Research Intern, The Nature Conservancy-China November, Beijing, China
Coordinated with Marketing and Communication Department for marine project campaign by writing news. Collected case studies and contributed to case study database of Chinese marine conservation. 2015 - November 2016
Clean Technology Research Intern, US-China Clean Technology Center, Los Angeles, CA
Gathered research documents and translated technology profiles for various US clean energy providers, facilitating in their landings in Chinese clean energy market. Attended as an interpreter on US-China clean technology B2B conferences, facilitating bilateral business meetings. August 2015 - May 2016
Environmental Monitoring Assistant, Chongqing Environmental Protection Bureau, Chongqing, China
Completed regular field environmental monitoring tasks, performed lab analysis of water pollutants, and provided data for city environmental quality monitoring report. May–July 2014

Additional Information

Computer Proficiency: STATA statistical analysis, R programming, Web Design with HTML coding

Language Proficiency: English (near native), Chinese (native), Korean (beginner), German (beginner)

Certificates: Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop and Premier Pro, Certified NAUI scientific diver and rescue diver


climate change
environmental economics

Graduation Date

May 2019

Additional Resources



Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank