Douglas Gledhill graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College in 2014. He majored in international politics and economics with a focus on Brazil and a minor in Chinese. At Middlebury, Douglas explored topics such as economic development, economic reform, comparative democratization, international trade, and Chinese state-owned enterprises. He also interned at the IDB, at a garment manufacturer in Bangladesh, and as a research assistant for the political science department. He is fluent in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese, and is proficient in French. After graduating, Douglas joined a rotational management training program at as a financial analyst. During that time, he did financial forecasting, reporting, and investment analyses in their operations division and helped run five warehouses. Later, he moved to Seattle to work in FP&A for Amazon Web Services Digital. Most recently, Douglas fulfilled a lifelong dream of backpacking the world. In 2017, he traveled through 20 countries in the Americas and in 2018 he traveled through 10 countries in Asia. Douglas is most interested in the intersection of politics, economics, and business. At Yale, he hopes to gain tools to analyze factors that affect the business and investment climate in various countries, with particular interest in Asia and Latin America.