Wanchen (Connie) Xiong

Carbon Neutrality Initiative Research Fellow

Wanchen (Connie) Xiong is a UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Research Fellow. Her research project focuses on the cooling effect of plant walls on buildings. The goal of her research project is to help achieve carbon neutrality by using alternative plant walls to reduce air conditioner use.

Wanchen is also the Director of Operations & Resources in the Student Sustainability Collective — a student-run organization that provides a space for the UC San Diego community to foster a culture of responsibility to our environment and related social issues.

Wanchen is a junior Environmental Systems (Ecology, Behavior & Evolution) major. She is zealous about nature and loves doing activities in the natural world, such as surfing, camping and skiing.