Veronica Chiu is a second-year MA student at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. She most recently served as associate director of the Independent Task Force Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). At CFR, she managed the day-to-day operations of an influential program that convenes high level working groups to provide guidance to U.S. policymakers on critical foreign policy issues. In working on Task Forces, her research has covered wide-ranging topics, including emerging opportunities in the Arctic, the North Korean nuclear problem, the North American relationship, and health challenges in the developing world. During her five-year tenure at CFR, Veronica has held several positions with the Task Force Program, served as a research associate to former national security advisor Tom Donilon, and was a program associate for the David Rockefeller Studies Program. This past summer, she served as a fellow in the political section of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, focusing on political-military issues on the Korean Peninsula.
Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Veronica received her bachelor’s degree in international studies and East Asian studies from Johns Hopkins University in 2011. As a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellow, Veronica will be joining the U.S. Foreign Service upon the completion of her graduate studies in 2019.