Volume 31 | 2019-2020
Rebecca grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in East Asian studies and political and social thought. She studied abroad in Shanghai, wrote her senior honors thesis on political dissent in Hong Kong, interned with the State Department in Shenyang, China, and worked in Taiwan for a year on a Fulbright grant. Rebecca then spent two years as an analyst at an international law firm specializing in complex cross-border litigation. Last summer, she worked on national security policy as a Rosenthal Fellow at the U.S. Department of Defense.
Pat Farrell was born in New York and grew up in North Carolina. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with degrees in economics, Chinese, and political science and also holds a certificate in business and economics from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. After graduation, he worked as a junior fellow in the Southeast Asia and Chinese Economy programs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., and for New York University’s Stern School of Business as a research assistant for projects involving social networks and finance. Before coming to the Woo he worked in Yangon, Myanmar, as a government relations consultant. He spent his summer internship working at the Asian Development Bank Indonesia Resident Mission in Jakarta.