Ziyou (Andrea) Chen graduated with first honor from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2013 with a bachelor of journalism and a double major in sociology. Following graduation, she joined the South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong-based English newspaper, reporting on China's foreign and defense policy from both Hong Kong and Beijing. She covered breaking news, major issues and events including the missing flight of MH370, the South China Sea disputes, China's military parade, and interviewed serving and former diplomats and politicians, including German Ambassador to China Michael Clauss and former US Energy Secretary Steven Chu. At Yale, she hopes to learn more about American foreign policy and work towards more nuanced and informed reporting on US-China relations. She would also like to consolidate her knowledge base on economics and international law.