Lea is a first-generation American with Japanese and Taiwanese heritage. She is from Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA with a BA in Political Science in 2016. Prior to matriculating at Georgetown, she was a public affairs consultant in Tokyo for clients in government, tech, and defense. Her role included consulting on project management, stakeholder mapping, and other services to help clients both domestic and international navigate the Japanese market. She speaks fluent Japanese and is proficient in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. Lea is primarily interested in the intersection of finance and international development, especially as it relates to renewable energy and sustainable development.
"I chose MSFS because of its network and the diversity of experiences of Georgetown's professors."