YUAN (DANIEL) CHENG is a second-year Joint PhD student in Public Policy in the School of Public & Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science. His research interest is broadly in central-local relationship in environmental policy implementation, collaborative management, property rights, and the nonprofit organizations' role in the policy process. Daniel holds a master’s degree in Philanthropic Studies from the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Zhejiang University, China