Prior to BSG, I was a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. I just published my book North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society (Yale University Press, November 2016). During this fellowship, I also conducted foreign policy research and joined Track II dialogues to discuss the challenges that North Korea’s nuclear program presents in an evolving Asia region.
My research areas include US-East Asia policy, and the impact of information access in liberalizing closed societies. I’m inspired by questions such as: What weakens authoritarian regimes? What role do democracies play in the political liberalization of closed societies?
I received my Masters in Public Policy, and my Bachelors in Government at Harvard University. I worked at Google Headquarters in sales and was the North Korea lead for information access projects.