Chenchen Zhang

Chenchen Zhang (Cecilia)

MPP Candidate, UC Berkeley
LLB, Tsinghua University

I am an MPP candidate with a law degree and strong quantitative analysis capacities. My current interest is utilizing statistical research methods to measure the success/failure of legislation and government policies, especially those that touch upon social justice and public interest. I am also interested in the intersection of law and technology, especially the regulatory framework of emerging technologies, as well as how technology and be used to make legal practices more efficient.


Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley, United States
Master of Public Policy, 2017 to 2019

School of Law, Tsinghua University, China
Bachelor of Laws, 2013 to 2017; switched major from Department of Electrical Engineering

College of Law, Australian National University, Australia
Non-Degree Exchange Student, 2015

Professional Experience

Researcher, Jan. 2019 till now

UC Berkeley
Graduate Student Instructor - PP220 Law and Public Policy for Prof. Sean Farhang, Aug. 2018 to Dec. 2018
LEGALST 159 Law, Gender, and Sexuality for Prof. Sonia Katyal, Jan. 2019 till now

UC Berkeley, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Graduate Student Researcher, Jun. 2018 to Aug. 2018

Levi Strauss & Co
Part-time Consultant, Feb. 2018 to Apr. 2018

US Government Accountability Office
Student Policy Consultant, Jan. 2018 to May 2018

UC Berkeley, School of Law
Graduate Student Researcher - Professor Rachel Stern, Sept. 2017 to May 2018, July to Aug. 2018

International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law (iANGEL)
Researcher, Sept. 2017 to Jan. 2018

The State Council of People's Republic of China, Development Research Center
Research Intern, Rule of Law and Governance, Apr. 2017 to Aug. 2017

UN Women (The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women), China Office
Full-time Research Assistant, Sept. 2016 to Dec. 2016

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, China Office
Intern, Emergency Centre for Transboundary Disease, Mar. 2016 to Aug. 2016

Beijing Qianqian Law Firm, formerly Zhongze Women’s Legal Aid Center
Litigation Intern, July 2016 to Aug. 2016

Simmons & Simmons LLP, Beijing Representative Office
Legal Intern, Dec. 2015 to Feb. 2016

International Commission of Jurists, Australian Branch
Researcher, July 2015 to Sept. 2015


Political Battles Obscure the Importance of Reproductive Rights
Chenchen Zhang.
In Berkeley Public Policy Journal, Mar 8, 2018.

China’s Case Guidance System: Application and Lessons Learned (Part I)
Mei Gechlik, Chenchen Zhang, Li Huang.
In Stanford Law School China Guiding Cases Project, Mar 1, 2018.

Will You Take a Driverless Car in 2019?
Chenchen Zhang.
In Berkeley Public Policy Journal, Sep 15, 2017.

Artificial Intelligence: The Terminator or Change Maker of Legal Industry? | [Chinese Version]
Chenchen Zhang.
In Dushu, Oct. 2016, pp. 38-40. (CSSCI Journal)


Languages: Mandarin & English: Native or bilingual proficiency

Quantitative Skills: STATA: Professional Proficiency; R: Intermediate Proficiency

Hobbies: Books, movies, wine tasting, classical music