Bourne Wang is a first-year MPP student at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Originally from Yiwu, China, he graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a BA in art history. Upon graduation, he completed a two-year teaching and writing fellowship at NYU Shanghai, serving as a writing consultant while conducting research on the role of the built environment in political networking among Qing Dynasty aristocrats. He discovered his interest in international affairs when writing articles on Chinese foreign development aid for The Borgen Project. He interned at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, where he drafted a variety of public information documents, and at Habitat for Humanity, where he supported the roll-out of home renovation projects for low-income families. At International Organization for Migration’s Nepal office, he supported program implementation under Global Compact for Migration as well as the projects assisting the return and reintegration of Nepali migrants under COVID-19. At Yale, Bourne will study international development, with a focus on the effective implementation of global legal and policy frameworks pertaining to migration. He is also a managing editor of Yale Journal of International Affairs.