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Alex Ip

GPSW Class of 2024

Alex Ip

Climate change, environmental justice, urban studies

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Alex Ip graduated with a bachelor’s in environmental engineering from Georgia Tech. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Xylom, a student-led nonprofit newsroom exploring how communities are influenced and shaped by science. Alex is also leading a team to translate the KSJ Science Editing Handbook into Chinese (Traditional and Simplified).

At MIT, Alex aims to cover the future of cities and environmental justice in the American South, in addition to the often contentious dynamic between evangelical Christianity and climate change. When he’s not writing, you could see Alex zipping around town on his bike, watching a lot of basketball, and cuddling his cat.