Kathleen “Kat” Devlin studied quantitative research methods and U.S.-China relations at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Kat worked as a teaching fellow for The Next China, a course on macroeconomic trends in the Chinese economy, and applied quantitative analysis, which focuses on statistical research methods. Additionally, Kat served as the deputy director and managing editor for articles of the Yale Journal for International Affairs. In summer 2016, Kat spent two months in a Mandarin language immersion program in Guilin, China. This summer, Kat has been awarded a Kathryn Davis Peace Fellowship to continue studying Mandarin at Middlebury College, as well as a Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. State Department. In the fall, Kat will begin a career as a data analyst for the U.S. government. Before coming to Yale, she worked as a research analyst with the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project in Washington, DC. Previously, she served as a Fulbright grantee in southern Malaysia, where she spent a year teaching English. She graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University with a BA in political science and minor in Chinese studies. She is proficient in Mandarin.