William Yuen Yee is from Los Angeles, California, and is a senior at Columbia University double-majoring in Political Science and East Asian Languages and Cultures. His research interests include international trade, U.S.-China relations, and international security. He researches U.S.-China relations and international law for Professor Thomas Christensen and Professor Maria Adele Carrai at the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program. This past summer, William interned for the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Consulate in Wuhan, China. He has previously worked for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat, and the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. On campus, he leads the News Department for WKCR 89.9 FM NY.