Shobhit Kumar is a second-year MA student at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Shobhit graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors from Princeton University with an A.B. in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, earning certificates in Mandarin Chinese and Diplomacy. While at Princeton, he studied abroad at the University of Oxford and Beijing Normal University. His senior thesis examined judicial transparency in China and he won the Class of 1924 Award for most outstanding contribution to a public policy seminar. Shobhit has worked with the Brookings Institution, researching Chinese economic efforts in Africa, the Office of Taiwan Coordination at the State Department, and U.S. Embassy Beijing. Fluent in five languages, Shobhit studies United States foreign policy at Yale, with a focus on United States-China relations. Shobhit will enter the United States Foreign Service on a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship in 2020.