Dr. Dai has played a significant role in leading California’s collaboration with China on climate, energy, and environment. She was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr as Special Advisor on China. Under Brown, Dr. Dai chaired the state’s China Interagency Working Group, and acted as the state’s liaison on its critical economic and environmental initiatives on China. Previously, Dr. Dai served as senior advisor at California Environmental Protection Agency and California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, advising on the state’s international policy and global climate partnership. In 2017, she organized Governor Brown’s trip, which resulted in a successful meeting with President Xi Jinping and the commitment to establish the California-China Climate Institute.
Dr. Dai is a graduate of Berkeley Law, University of California, and holds a doctoral degree in Environmental Policy and Economics from the State University of New York. Her research has been focused on market mechanisms for climate change mitigation, energy efficiency, and innovations.
Ph.D., State University of New York, School of Environmental Studies and Forestry (2015)
LL.M, UC Berkeley (2014)