I am a PhD student in Political Science at Boston University and a predoctoral research fellow at the Pardee School’s Global Development Policy Center. I study global development and international political economy, with a particular focus on politics and economics in China. My dissertation research looks at local-central government relations in China and how they influence Belt and Road Initiative projects. I also use social network analysis to examine global trade and financial networks and China’s role within them. I received my BA in Development Studies from Brown University and worked in international education before attending graduate school.