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Shiran Victoria Shen

Shiran Victoria Shen

Graduate Research Fellow

Shiran is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University.  Her research is focused on environmental & energy politics and policy, particularly with respect to air pollution control; public policy analysis related to climate change; and environmental justice pertaining to race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

To study these issues, Shiran seeks to introduce relevant techniques from environmental engineering, earth systems (esp. remote sensing), computer science (esp. machine learning), and statistics into political science and policy research.

Shiran holds an M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, with concentration in atmosphere and energy, from Stanford University.  Prior to coming to Stanford, Shiran graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College with High Honors in Political Science and Environmental Studies in 2012.  In 2010, while interning at the U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program, she helped organize the first U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum and the first U.S.-China Renewable Energy Forum.

For more information, please visit her website.


M.S. Stanford University, 2017, Civil & Environmental Engineering
B.A. Swarthmore College, 2012, Political Science and Environmental Studies