University: Cornell University
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Biography: I am a student majoring in History at Cornell University. I am Canadian, but I grew up in Hong Kong, where I attended West Island School, a British international school. I completed my final two years of secondary school at United World College Red Cross Nordic, an international boarding school in Norway. There, I gained valuable experience in intercultural communication and developed an interest in international security, disarmament, and global governance.
I have completed research internships on the topics of arms control, European security and nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament at the following institutions, respectively: the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
At Cornell, I am the Vice-President for External Affairs for International Students Admissions Ambassadors, a group affiliated with the Undergraduate Admissions Office that hosts intercultural gatherings of international students and reaches out to prospective international undergraduate applicants by producing informational materials and hosting webinars. I am also a Writing Tutor at the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, and an editor for the Cornell International Affairs Observer and the Cornell undergraduate historical review "Ezra's Archives."
In the future, I hope to become a lawyer specializing in public international law, representing sovereign states at the International Court of Justice.