Rongkun Liu is a PhD candidate in Environmental Social Sciences at The Ohio State University. His research encompasses knowledge engagement, risk and resilience, and coupled human and natural systems in mountain environments, particularly the Himalayas. Over the past four years, he has been working with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) for his field research in Nepal and China. Rongkun holds a Bachelor’s Degree in international relations from Peking University in China and graduated from the American University in Washington, D.C. with a Master’s Degree in Global Environmental Policy concentrating on environmental economic policies and international environmental cooperation. He has been awarded a KLI Writing-Up fellowship to complete his PhD dissertation.