M.A. Candidate – Class of 2020

I was born in Florida but moved to Hong Kong when I was six years old and resided there for nine years. With the opportunity to travel regularly in East Asia, I quickly developed a passion for the region. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Boston University, with a concentration in International Systems and World Order in Asia. During my freshman year, I studied abroad in London, and during my junior year, I enrolled at Fudan University in Shanghai while interning at the China Energy Fund Committee. I have also interned at the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Consulate General for Hong Kong and Macau, working to aid foreign service officers abroad. My upbringing, academics, and professional experiences have impacted my sense of identity and helped relate my interest in international relations to social, cultural, and political issues on a global level.

During my time as a Global Thought M.A. student, I intend to continue my thesis research on “Why Countries Accept Refugees” and expand my understanding of strategic relationships between nations. Specifically, I am interested in examining and predicting U.S.-China affairs concerning Uyghur policy and human rights violations. Additionally, I would like to learn more about corporate social responsibility and how this plays into relieving the plight of refugees and migrants.


  • Boston University, B.A. International Relations, 2019