Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Trina Chiemi Thorbjornsen

Trina Chiemi Thorbjornsen (she/they) is a Research Associate at IGSD and co-chair of the FACE Intergenerational Justice initiative. Her research includes exploring fast-acting climate mitigation strategies with a focus on short-lived climate pollutants and environmental justice. They are the co-author of the final chapter of Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now!: The Ozone Treaty’s Urgent Lessons for Speeding Up Climate Action (Miller, Andersen, & Zaelke 2021). They hold a B.A. in Political Science and Peace, War, and Defense from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a joint minor with Duke University in Politics, Philosophy, & Economics. Currently, she is a JD candidate at Vermont Law School. Their native language is Japanese.