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Megan Cansfield

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["Megan","Cansfield","u8d75u4ea6u7f8e","Fulbright Research Fellow – International Relations, China","Harbin, Heilongjiang","United States","I am a student and young professional interested in China-U.S. relations who aspires to a career in international diplomacy with the U.S. Foreign Service. I am currently a Fulbright research scholar at Yanbian University in Yanji, China."]


["Boren Scholarships and Fellowships","Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)","National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)","Critical Language Scholarship Program","Fulbright Scholarship"]


["Dexter High School"]


["Beijing Foreign Studies University","University of Michigan – Ann Arbor"]


["Beijing","Guangzhou, Guangdong","Shanghai","Ann Arbor, MI","Harbin, Heilongjiang"]


["University of Michigan Political Science Department","Research Assistant","u2022 Assisted with research project u201cPersonnel Management in Chinau2019s Local Governmentu201d. nnu2022 Conducted statistical analysis and literature analysis in English and Chinese.nnu2022 Wrote weekly reports on central-local relations in the Chinese Communist Party, inter-provincial personnel transfer patterns, and factors including anti-corruption campaigns and CCP elections. nnu2022 Presented findings at 2014 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Symposium.","Education","U.S. Department of State","Consular Intern, U.S. Consulate-General Guangzhou","Consular section intern for Immigrant Visas section and Fraud Prevention Unit at U.S. Consulate-General Guangzhou, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.nnu2022 Analyzed and processed visa applicationsnnu2022 Designed and conducted a visa class validation study involving data collection, cold calls in English and Chinese, statistical analysis, and written and verbal reports.nnu2022 Researched Chinese-language online sources to gather data on human trafficking in Southern China for the Department of State's 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report.nnu2022 Assisted with Consulate Guangzhou's public diplomacy efforts including Chinese-language social media contests, outreach video production, and interactive panel and presentation events.","Government and Military","Project Pengyou","Intern","u2022 Assisted with organizing Project Pengyouu2019s grassroots campaign to connect and mobilize Americans with China experience to foster intercultural understanding by developing campus chapter networks and community outreach events.nnu2022 Regularly researched and composed articles relating to Sino-U.S. Affairs and curated online professional content for Project Pengyouu2019s international networking website.","Nonprofit Charitable Organizations","U.S. Department of State","Virtual Student Foreign Service Intern – Chinese Foreign Policy Analysis","u2022tCollaborated with U.S. Embassy Beijing Mission Outreach on project u201cChinese Foreign Policy Analysisu201d. nu2022tConducted bilingual English-Chinese research including Chinese online government and news resources.nu2022tComposed monthly reports on central Chinese government policy implementation in localities in Northeastern China to brief Embassy officials and inform outreach programs, meetings and site visits.","Government and Military","The Fulbright Program","Fulbright Research Fellow","As a Fulbright U.S. Student research grant recipient to China in International Relations, I will engage in four months of intensive Mandarin study followed by a self-designed research project involving specialized coursework, archival work, and interviews at Yanbian University, where I will investigate how US and Chinese policies on North Korea shape US-China relations. My objective is to better understand Chinese scholarly perspectives of the North Korean nuclear dilemma in the US-China sphere along with the impacts of these dynamics within China. The project will enable further exploration of the prospects for enhancing US-China cooperation with bilateral engagement on North Korea, while also resulting in a fuller understanding of diplomacy and regional security in East Asia. My research will culminate in academic journal publications.","Government and Military"]

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