Editorial Staff

Volume 31 | 2019-2020



Photo of Rebecca LimRebecca Lim

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.  



Photo of Pat FarrellPatrick Farrell

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.


CaraRocio Cara Labrador 

Cara was raised across the United States, Spain and France before attending Dartmouth College, where she majored in government and classical studies. After completing speechwriting internships with the United Nations and the European Union at the height of the Syrian refugee crisis, Cara spent a year in Colombia, where she taught English to university students and interviewed former FARC members on a Fulbright grant. Invigorated by what she’d witnessed of the Colombian peace process, she joined the Council on Foreign Relations as a writer on Latin American security and politics, and hopes to delve further into security studies, conflict mitigation, non-state violence, and migration issues while at the Woo. In her free time, Cara enjoys long-distance running, hiking, and hosting.

Sofia squareSofia Alessandra Ramirez

Sofia had a multicultural upbringing in the San Diego/Tijuana border region. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of San Diego, with a B.A. in international relations and Asian studies. Throughout undergrad, Sofia studied abroad in Beijing and Qingdao, China, and participated in the Critical Language Scholarship program in Tainan, Taiwan. After earning her degree, she moved to New York City where she first worked as a Latin America research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations and then as an analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit. Sofia served as the 2019 Young Professionals in Foreign Policy Latin America fellow. Sofia speaks Spanish and Chinese, and has an elementary command of Portuguese. While at Princeton, she is eager to delve into Sino-Latin American relations and foreign aid policy implementation. As a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs fellow, Sofia looks forward to a career as a Foreign Service Officer after graduation.


GorinRebecca Gorin

Rebecca Gorin is from New York and attended Kenyon College in Ohio for undergrad where she was an international studies and Spanish major. Prior to starting at Princeton, Rebecca lived in Washington, D.C., for five years - for the past two, she was working at the State Department doing analytics and audience research for public diplomacy programs and using open source technology to infuse policy and communications with data. Before State, she worked in federal consulting for three years, focusing on domestic projects related to economic security and poverty alleviation. Rebecca is passionate about using data to inform more effective and responsive policymaking.