Sin Yan (Amy) Lau
Amy is a second-year MSFS student with particular interests in U.S foreign policy towards Northeast Asia, alliance dynamics, and economic statecraft. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Amy worked at the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, the East-West Center, the Congressional Research Service, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative within the Executive Office of the President. With her regional expertise, Amy also worked in the Office of Japanese Affairs in the State Department’s Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs. She also served in the economic section at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo in the summer of 2019.
Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and economics from American University. She has also studied at Yonsei University in Seoul. Amy is concentrating in Global Business and Finance and will pursue a career in the public sector upon graduation. Amy was born in Hong Kong but grew up in Boise, Idaho. She speaks Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, and Korean.
"I was attracted to the MSFS program because it focuses on bridging education with practice. With core qualitative courses and courses in economics, the program will equip me with an academic grounding that will help me become a more effective practitioner in the international arena.”