Master's Candidate in International Policy, Stanford University
Madison, WI, USA
Calli Obern is pursuing her Master�s in International Policy at Stanford University, specializing in energy, natural resources, and the environment. At Stanford, Calli has researched Chinese investments in energy projects to understand the factors influencing banks to shift away from fossil fuels. Calli is also a research fellow with Ecospherics, an advisory firm on environmental and national security issues, where she is analyzing the risks of climate change for the U.S. government and tools for peacebuilding. Calli began her career at the Aspen Institute as a Brent Scowcroft Award Fellow with the Aspen Strategy Group focusing on foreign policy. After her fellowship, Calli joined the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program, where she led dialogues with India and China on climate change and energy. During her undergraduate studies, Calli practiced Mandarin Chinese in Shanghai, China, and participated in Occidental College�s United Nations Program, where she served as an attach� at the United Kingdom Mission to the UN on human rights. Calli received a B.A. from Occidental College in 2016 in Diplomacy and World Affairs and Mandarin. In her free time, Calli enjoys running, singing karaoke, practicing foreign languages, and playing Euchre, the best Midwestern card game.