Seigi is a conservation analyst at the Breakthrough Institute. He spent his undergraduate years absorbing the complexities of Chinese politics and environmental systems and societies at UCLA and recently completed his masters at the University of Tokyo. His academic interests include water governance and the political economy of natural resources. Prior to his time in Japan, he volunteered for a year in Ningxia, China, in a rural town on the southern tip of the Gobi desert. As a graduate student, Seigi organized a TEDx event at his university, and was a consultant for the International Labour Organization. On weekends, you’re likely to find him at the local climbing gym, or somewhere in the backcountry.