Ziyou (Andrea) Chen focused her MA studies on Sino-U.S. relations and East Asia security. She served as the head teaching fellow for The Next China, Senior Fellow Stephen Roach's course on China's economic rebalancing efforts. Together with three other “Jacksonites,” she organized the 2017 East Asia Security Forum, the institute's first student-run conference on East Asian security issues. She is also a member of Contour, Yale's first Chinese graduate students' a cappella group. Thanks to the flexibility of the curriculum at Jackson, she was able to explore a variety of coursework ranging from quantitative analysis to legal issues between the world's two largest economies, which has equipped her to head into the financial industry upon graduation. Before Yale, she was a foreign affairs and defense reporter for the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong's largest English newspaper, where she covered breaking news, major issues and events including the missing flight of MH370, the South China Sea disputes, and China's massive military parade in 2015. She graduated with first honor from The University of Hong Kong in 2013 with a bachelor of journalism and a double major in sociology.