At Yale, Krista Mangiardi studies U.S. foreign policy with a focus on diplomacy and China. For her Jackson summer experience, she was a Rosenthal Fellow at the International Labor Affairs Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor where she conducted research for reports on child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. She is currently the Editor-In-Chief of the Yale Journal of International Affairs. Prior to Jackson, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gansu, China where she taught English at a vocational college. Krista was a coordinator for two regional teacher-training projects, co-leading a team of Peace Corps Volunteers as they trained over 400 primary and secondary school English teachers in new methodologies and cross-cultural awareness. Prior to her Peace Corps service, she taught at an American-Bolivian bi-cultural center in Bolivia and was awarded a 2014-2015 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to work at a secondary school in Thailand. Krista graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA with a B.A. in liberal arts and a certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. At Hampshire, she concentrated her studies in journalism, literature, and cultural studies.