Yasmin Zaerpoor

Core Fellow, Visiting Assistant Professor


Yasmin Zaerpoor earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Policy and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June 2019. In addition, she has a M.S. in Urban Planning from Columbia and a B.S. in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests include Transboundary Water Governance, Environmental Policy and Planning, Sustainable Urban Development (Global Context), Negotiation and Mediation. Yasmin has teaching experience as a graduate teaching assistant for Introduction to Environmental Policy and Planning and for Environmental Justice, an “inside-out” class taught at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution – Norfolk. She led an annual two-week urban planning practicum on sustainable development in Malaysia for three years; and was the Instructor of Record for a graduate-level Water Diplomacy course. She has also helped teach Negotiation and Mediation classes.