Hello! I’m Bailey Wong, a rising senior and Olson Scholar at American University’s School of International Service. I study international relations and economics, specializing in U.S. foreign policy and national security with a minor in Chinese. This site was originally conceived to document my research from the 2015-2016 academic year, which focused on territorial disputes in the South China Sea and how its implications may apply to economic interdependence and the potential for conflict. Over time, this has evolved into a broader compilation of my academic and professional work.
I am a forthcoming research intern for U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. I have previously worked as a research intern at the U.S. Department of State and the Hudson Institute, where I worked on development and security issues respectively. On campus, I am the managing editor of the university’s undergraduate research journal and the deputy director of a new SIS initiative called the Diplomatic Core.