Ryan Loomis is a Masters student and FLAS Fellow in Chinese in the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University. His research focuses on state and municipal US government collaboration with Chinese governmental and academic institutions on the topic of renewable energy markets. Currently, his topic of interest is on the formal and informal channels of collaboration that exist between California state agencies and Chinese ministries in their respective design and implementation of carbon pricing mechanisms and markets. With an undergraduate background in US-China relations (BA in Chinese and International Relations, Colgate University 2012), Ryan is also interested in transnational energy security and is a Course Assistant for Stanford seminar: United States, China, & Global Security.
Prior to joining Stanford, Ryan worked as a sales and product manager for a Brooklyn-based beverage startup entering the Chinese market. In his role he oversaw the regulatory, translation, product registration, shipping, and logistics processes on the operations side as well as the business development and sales throughout Eastern China and Taiwan. During the summer of 2017 Ryan interned for China's largest social enterprise incubator, NPI, as the only bilingual (English-Chinese) member of the environmental team where he helped build an easy to navigate online guidebook of Chinese energy and environmental policies and regulations, offered as a tool to NPI's environmental NGO and social enterprise partners.