Elizabeth Sasser is a Teaching Assistant Professor in Public Policy with extensive experience in federal and state government. Prior to joining UNC, she served as policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she worked with U.S. and Chinese government leadership on strategies to advance U.S. interests on environmental and energy issues. She was also a policy advisor to two North Carolina governors on energy and education issues. She has a B.A. and an M.P.P. from Duke University and has studied at Peking University in Beijing, China, where she developed a fluency in Mandarin.