Xuanyi Sheng is currently a DPhil candidate in Economic Geography at the University of Oxford, School of Geography and the Environment. Prior to her DPhil, Xuanyi graduated from the School of Environment at Tsinghua University with a MEng in environmental engineering. She also holds an advanced master degree in international environmental management from MINES ParisTech.
Xuanyi has previously conducted research on municipal sustainable environmental and energy management strategy at World Resources Institute (WRI) and carbon capture, utilization and storage in China with French "CO2 Chair" and Air Liquide. She has also worked as an external consultant on integrated urban planning and environmental industry development policy making for Chinese National Development and Reform Commission at both provincial and municipal levels.