I graduated in May 2007 from Brown University with a concentration in international relations at Brown's Watson Institute for International Studies. At Watson, I focused on global security and wrote an honors thesis on the role of history and memory in Sino-Japanese security relations. I also worked as a research assistant for Brown's political science department. At Brown I was active in University affairs. I was the president and founder of the Roosevelt Institution at Brown. I served as undergraduate representative to the Brown Board of Trustees and student government. Beyond Brown, I interned at the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative, the World Affairs Council and the United States Trade Representative (USTR). I have also studied language in Florence and Beijing. At Cambridge I will be enrolled in the MPhil program in international relations where I intend to research Chinese political, military and trade involvement with Latin America.