Cassie is a graduate student and SINSI fellow at Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs. During her time at Princeton, she worked as a Communications Assistant for the Office of International Programs, was a Global Ambassador, and counseled high school students interested in applying to competitive colleges. She graduated from Princeton in 2019 with an A.B. in politics and certificates in East Asian Studies and the History and Practice of Diplomacy, completing a senior thesis on Japanese security policy. Following graduation, she studied advanced Japanese in Yokohama at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies as a Blakemore Freeman fellow and presented her research on alliance politics. She has interned at both the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation in Washington, D.C., taking part in research/publications on U.S.-Japan issues and helping facilitate U.S.-Japan exchange events. Her areas of research include Japanese foreign policy, the international relations of East Asia, and security politics. As part of her SINSI fellowship, she will complete two years of federal government service before graduating from her MPA program. She is currently working at the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs with the Japan Desk.