Jia Jun is a MPA student with the School of Public and International Affairs concentrating in economic policy, and primarily interested to work on the intersection of economic development and environmental sustainability. He hopes to achieve both goals through public policy and innovative finance instruments that can incentivize actors, both public and private sector, to make sustainable developmental decisions. Prior to Princeton, he spent 4 years at the World Bank in Washington D.C. and Jakarta, Indonesia, conducting analytical and policy work on the blue economy in Indonesia, health cost of air pollution in Saudi Arabia, the cost of coastal degradation in Nigeria and West Africa, and global poverty-environment linkages. Jia Jun is Malaysian, has a B.A. in Geography from Middlebury College, and has previously worked with the World Resources Institute, World Wildlife Fund, and National Geographic Society.