Jesse Rodenbiker established the Sustainable Maritime China Lab at Cornell University in conjunction with his Atkinson Center for Sustainability postdoctoral research project of the same name. The lab explores sustainability from multiple perspectives. We engage China in domestic, global, and diasporic contexts, as well as fisheries, urban markets, ocean territories, and social systems of valuation that shape maritime processes. In addition to being a venue for investigating socio-natural processes and relationships, the lab provides opportunities for students to gain first-hand field-based research experience.
Erica Ruan Erica is from Brooklyn, NY and is a sophomore at Cornell pursuing a major in biological sciences. She is interested in studying the cultural aspects of poaching for traditional Chinese medicine and its environmental effects. On campus, she is involved in the project team AguaClara and the Biology Scholars Program. In her free time, she enjoys bowling, swimming, and learning to bake.
Kelly Su Kelly Su is a sophomore from Brooklyn, NY majoring in Biology and Society and minoring in Global Health and Asian American Studies. She enjoys studying the intersection of politics, social science, and environmental science. Kelly speaks Cantonese, Taihanese, and Mandarin. She is passionate about connecting to her Chinese heritage. At Cornell, she is involved with the Asian and Asian American Center, Project Hope, First-Generation Student Union, and Cornell Thrift. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, thrifting, and planning surprise birthday parties for her friends.
Cheong Chun-Li Cheong Chun-Li, who goes by Keith Li, is a rising senior in the Dyson School of Business, majoring in Applied Economics and Management. Keith was born and raised in Hong Kong, and his native language is Cantonese. He was a nationally ranked track athlete in Hong Kong. He also provides Cantonese language lessons and considers language learning to be fun.