Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Ming-May Hu

Advisor, Pursuing AB in ACE Track
Areas of Expertise Member of the Climate and Development Lab, Researches climate denial and the climate change countermovement, Dual concentrator, Balancing academics with extracurricular activities


Ming-May (she/her) is a senior from Milford, Connecticut who was always interested in STEM and environmental sustainability while growing up. At Brown, she became involved in climate activism groups and started conducting research with the Climate and Development Lab (CDL) on climate denial and the climate change countermovement. She also volunteers as the Secretary-General for IMUNA, a 501c(3) non-profit associated with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Through these experiences, her understanding of and interests in environmental justice and policy grew. This led Ming-May to switch from an engineering concentrator to a double concentrator in Environmental Studies on the Air, Climate, and Energy (ACE) track and Computer Science. Over the summers, Ming-May has worked as a Software Engineering Intern at Pinterest, where she was also involved in PinPlanet and worked on projects related to the platform and company’s climate action efforts. Outside of academics, Ming-May is a co-director of IMPULSE Dance Company and a member of Fusion Dance Company. She is happy to speak about her experiences as a double concentrator, research, juggling many extracurriculars, and any other topics!