Derek Zheng

Derek Zheng is an undergraduate at Harvard College studying Computer Science and Economics with a broad, interdisciplinary background across technology, business and sustainability sectors. Derek is currently a Research Assistant at the Belfer Center working with Dr. Nicola De Blasio on technological innovation and global energy value chains. He currently researches value chain integration and segmentation scenarios in the context of the energy transition.

His previous experience includes having worked at Meta (Facebook), where he worked on crucial ads, ranking and security features, Algorand, where he identified sustainability and technical needs for green blockchain innovation projects and Clearvision Ventures, where he sourced and helped invest in early-stage companies in the software and sustainability industries.