Xinyue Gu is a communications professional with an academic background in journalism and communications. She is currently based at UNEP’s Disasters and Conflicts Programme as communications lead to support amplifying visibility of environmental topics related to disasters and conflicts, including natural resources, women, peace and climate.
Prior to joining the United Nations, she gained experience with digital marketing in Hong Kong and mainland China. She was also a reporter and editor for Varsity magazine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Xinyue is also a gender advocate who holds an M.Phil in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies. Her research interests lie in gender and media, queer migration, and gender norms in contemporary China. She is currently volunteering at Beijing LGBT Centre where she supports the Executive Office’s communications to advocate rights of sexual and gender minorities in China.