Junyi Lv is a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California. She holds a Master of Communication Management also from USC Annenberg, and a Bachelor in Broadcasting Journalism from China. Coming from a Chinese coal town which experienced boom then decline, she is committed to studying coal and energy communities in transition. Specifically, her research focuses on the Pacific Rim, and the world's two largest economies and carbon emitters - United States and China. She does comparative fieldwork in her hometown and eastern Kentucky on local precariousness and resilience, to facilitate energy communities' mutual learning in global energy transitions.