Claudia Wilson is an MPP student at Yale, interested in trade and diplomacy, with a focus on China and its relationship with developing countries. Before attending the Jackson School, Claudia spent three years at the Boston Consulting Group in Melbourne, providing strategic advice to clients across the public sector, healthcare, financial services and retail industries. While at BCG, she was deeply involved in Diversity & Inclusion initiatives such as how to minimize unconscious bias in recruitment. Claudia graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2018 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) in economics and finance. Her Honors thesis, “The Gender Pay Gap: The Role of Motherhood and Fertility Intentions,” employed large time series data and was awarded the Kinsman prize. During her degree, Claudia spent six months on exchange at Fudan University in Shanghai, where she studied Mandarin full-time and interned at the Australian Chamber of Commerce. At Yale, Claudia plans to deepen her understanding of development economics and trade policy, while taking further advanced classes in Mandarin.