Joe Gayeski is an M.A. student at the Yale Jackson Institute, interested in U.S. foreign policy in East and Southeast Asia. His interest in the region developed while a Princeton in Asia fellow with the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Joe assisted NDI’s observation of Cambodia’s 2017 local elections in Phnom Penh, then relocated to NDI’s Naypyidaw office to conduct policy research for elected Hluttaw representatives. Joe remained in Myanmar to advise various international organizations and donor agencies on program evaluations. An avid language student, Joe has studied Khmer, Burmese and Chinese, and was awarded the Yale Light Fellowship to complete Mandarin training at National Taiwan University. Joe graduated from the University of Edinburgh with first class honors in international relations and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of International Affairs.