Lara Yellin is a junior in Berkeley College majoring in History with a specialization in Law, Government, and Politics. During her time at Yale, she has sought out classes that teach her how to interrogate the moral and practical implications of US foreign policy. Lara is particularly interested in Chinese-African relations and creating sustainable systems for international aid and infrastructure investment in post-conflict zones. Lara is eager to use her time in the Grand Strategy program to think about how to build sovereign, sustainable, and equitable governance structures and question what role foreign governments could or should play in that mission. Outside of class time, Lara works as an economic researcher at the Yale School of Management under Prof. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and as a desk assistant at a New Haven yoga studio. She spent the past summer working in Congress on the Select Committee on China. She is a competitor on Yale’s Moot Court Team, an outdoor orientation leader, a member of the a cappella group, Something Extra, and a fraternal twin. Few things make Lara happier than ice cream, dogs, and the CBS hit show ‘Survivor.’