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Philine Qian

J.D. Candidate at Yale Law School; 2021 Fellows Program Board Representative

Philine Qian is from Irvine, California, and was part of the 63rd Class of Coro Fellows, graduating in 2021. She is passionate about addressing the human element of climate change, specifically, how it exacerbates inequality with a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations. 

Philine graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and spent two years living and working abroad afterwards, first in Germany and then in Belgium. While there, she interned at the German Federation for Environment and Nature Protection and worked for Greenpeace Belgium. She is fluent in both Dutch and German.

As a Coro Fellow, Philine came to better understand complex organizations, the significance of cross-sectoral relationships, the value of intelligent, ethical, and courageous leadership, and the importance of a strong team built on trust. Philine is currently a first-year J.D. candidate at Yale Law School. She hopes to take the lessons from her various experiences into a legal career that addresses the intersection of climate, law, and people.