Soyoung Oh
Graduate Student in International Affairs

I am a Master’s student, majoring in international affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York. I did my undergrad in business administration at Dongguk University in Seoul, South Korea.

I am interested in energy policy and environmental governance structure, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region and climate finance policies. I am based in New York City, working at a geopolitical consulting firm, Greenmantle LLC., and Columbia University’s Center on Sustainable Investment. I am also a recipient of British Council’s grants for COP26 Energy Transition Project.

Feel free to contact me at [email protected].


For more details, please see my LinkedIn or ask me for my most recent CV.


  • Baruch College, City University of New York. Master of International Affairs, Trade Policy and Global Economic Governance (2019 – 2021). New York, NY.

  • Dongguk University. Bachelor of Business Administration (2015 – 2019). Seoul, KR.

  • Regents International School. IGCSE (2010 – 2014). Pattaya, TH.


  • Climate Policy Lab, The Fletcher School, Tufts University. Assistant Researcher for Professor Amy Myers Jaffe and Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher (Jan 2022 –).

  • Greenmantle LLC. Research Analyst (May 2021 - Dec 2021). New York, NY

  • Columbia Sustainable Investment Center, Columbia University. Research Intern (September 2021 – Dec 2021). New York, NY

  • Baruch College, City University of New York. Research assistant for Professor Cristina Balboa (September 2020 – Dec 2021). New York, NY

  • The Fletcher School, Tufts University. Research assistant for Professor Christopher Miller (Jan 2021 – Feb 2021).

  • Dongguk University, Seoul. Research assistant for Professor Young-Dall Lee (Feb 2018 – Dec 2020). Seoul, KR

  • Export-Import Bank of Korea. Program Coordinator (March 2017 – September 2017). Seoul, KR


Ongoing projects

  • Perrine Toledano, Martin Brauch, Soyoung Oh, and Yechan Lee. Economic Argument for the Energy transition. Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Columbia University, NY

  • Cristina Balboa and Soyoung Oh. How do we prepare Environmental Leaders of NGOs for Multiscalar Governance?

  • Johannes Urpelainen and Soyoung Oh. China’s Finance in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Research Focus

  • Political economy of energy and environment
  • International cooperation and institutions

Fellowships, Grants, Honors

  • Hagedorn Scholarship 2019-20, 2020-21, Baruch College, City University of New York ($10,000)
  • Marxe Ambassador Scholarship 2020-21, Baruch College, City University of New York ($800)
  • Deloitte Case Study Challenge Award, D.C., Nov 2019
  • World Bank Group Youth Summit Travel Award, D.C., Nov 2019
  • Student Conference on U.S. Affairs Travel Award, 2019, West Point, NY, Oct 2019
  • Dongguk University Academic Excellence Award 2016/ 2017/ 2018, Seoul, South Korea
  • British Council Future News Worldwide, Edinburgh, U.K., Aug 2017 ($2,000)
  • KT&G CSV Project Competition Award, Seoul, South Korea, Jan 2016 ($5,000)