Chelsea Green is currently a fourth year PhD Candidate at Harvard University’s Department of Government, with concentrations in International Relations and Political Methodology. Chelsea’s work focuses broadly on how people, communities, and corporations are adapting to climate change. Chelsea’s past research has also investigated corporate talk and shareholder activism on climate change.
Currently, Chelsea is a teaching assistant for The Politics of Climate and the Environment and serves as the Government Department’s graduate student representative to the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee. Since fall 2021, she has also co-organized the Weatherhead Center’s Climate Pipeline Project, which highlights the research of younger climate scholars while fostering their connections to senior scholars. During the 2020-2021 academic year, Chelsea served as a writing fellow for American Foreign Policy and teaching fellow for International Political Economy, earning a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for both courses. Chelsea is an affiliate with the Sustainability, Transparency, and Accountability Research (STAR) Lab, a Weatherhead Graduate Student Associate, a Canada Program fellow, and an affiliate of the Institute of Quantitative and Social Science (IQSS).
Before attending Harvard University, Chelsea served as a Scoville Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC, where she studied emerging powers in the global nuclear order. She then returned to Stanford University, where she obtained her B.A. in Political Science, to manage domestic and international public opinion surveys on nuclear weapons as a research assistant for Professor Scott Sagan. As an undergraduate at Stanford, Chelsea completed an Honors Thesis with the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) utilizing survey experimental methods to investigate American public opinion on torture.
Chelsea is from Los Angeles, CA, and currently spends much of her free time writing, attending to her 40 houseplants, reading dystopian novels, or taking walks around her neighborhood in Boston.