I am a first year PhD student in the Political Science Department. My interest in political science is rooted in the confluence of ethics and science. I intend to focus my research in the field of International Political Economy with an emphasis on development, climate change, and inequality in the Asia Pacific and Latin America regions, areas where I have lived and worked for extensive periods of time, while refining proficiency in methodological and scientific processes. I am also interested in applying statistical analysis to examine data, test theoretical predictions, and draw inferences on the economic, social, and political strategies nations employ when interacting with each other.
I have worked as a mid-career researcher and intern at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York, where I conducted in-depth analytical research for the Division for Public Administration and Development Management in the areas of institutional and human resource development in the public sector, e-government and knowledge management, and citizen engagement in supporting the implementation of the global development agenda.
I received my BA in Chinese Literature with a minor in Political Science from National Taiwan University and my MA in Applied Linguistics from Columbia University.