Edith graduated from UCSD’S School of Global Policy and Strategy in 2016 as a Dean’s Fellow with specializations in data analytics, international economics, and U.S.-China and Japan relations. A 2015 Harold Rosenthal fellow, Edith interned at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where she still works as an analyst making recommendations on increasing the efficiency of federal programs and the cost-savings of federal expenditures.
Prior to her graduate studies, Edith taught high school English in rural Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, where she became impressed by the ability of the arts to cross cultural boundaries. Edith has also facilitated aquatics activities for U.S. Navy families in Naples, Italy and has led summer camps for K-8 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
In 2012, Edith became one of the first Chantal Paydar Fellows and interned in Beijing and Xi’an, China for CEO Global USA, a non-profit organization that hosts summer camps to encourage leadership and community service among China’s young adults. There, she organized camp activities for China’s minority youth and translated written and oral lectures between Mandarin and English, serving as a liaison between Chinese and foreign volunteers.
Edith graduated from the University of California, Davis with honors in political science and music performance and a minor in Chinese. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, with a basic knowledge of Japanese and French.