Calli Obern is a Program Associate with the Energy and Environment Program. In this role, Calli works with EEP on energy, environmental, and climate forums, roundtables, and dialogues as well as support the team on a variety of tasks. Prior to joining EEP, Calli served as the Brent Scowcroft Award Fellow with the Aspen Strategy Group from July 2016 until January 2017. Calli received a B.A. from Occidental College in May 2016, where she studied Diplomacy and World Affairs and Chinese Studies.
During her undergraduate studies, she independently researched the use of social media to organize in Brazil during the FIFA World Cup 2014. She also spent a semester in Shanghai, China where she studied Mandarin and worked with an organization focused on sustainability efforts in China. She participated in the Occidental United Nations Program, where she served as an attaché at the United Kingdom Mission to the UN reporting on human rights and humanitarian affairs. To culminate her studies, she produced a comprehensive thesis on the history of food security in China. In her free time, Calli enjoys running, learning to make bread, and beating her friends at the board game Settlers of Catan.