Welcome to my website! I am Yujia He, a researcher focusing on international science and technology policy currently living in Washington D.C. I graduated from the doctoral program of International Affairs, Science and Technology (IAST) with a minor in Global Resources Management and Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016. I have a Master of Science degree in International Affairs from Georgia Tech, a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Peking University in Beijing, China and a Stanford China Program certificate. My areas of specialization are science and technology policy, energy and environmental policy, and Chinese political economy.
My dissertation focuses on China’s rare earth industrial and trade policies and the mechanism of state control in regulating the Chinese rare earth industry. I have conducted a year of fieldwork in China and the U.S. My research has been supported by numerous national and international fellowships and grants, including the Sam Nunn Security Fellowship, the George Washington University-Center for International Business and Education Research Summer Doctoral Institute Fellowship, the University of Chicago Atomic Age Scholarship, the University of Chicago Center in Beijing New Generation China Scholarship, and the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy grant. My research has been published in the peer-reviewed journal International Journal of Emerging Markets (Google Scholar page). I have presented my research at numerous international and national conferences, including the International Studies Association Annual Conference, Gordon Research Conference on Science & Technology Policy, China Goes Global Conference, American Association for Chinese Studies Conference, and International Education Forum on Environment and Energy Science. I was a participant in the 2014 Building Future Faculty Program sponsored by the North Carolina State University, and the 2010 US Foreign Policy Colloquium hosted by the National Commmittee on United States-China Relations.
As a graduate research assistant at Georgia Tech, I also researched issues including WTO compliance, E.U. trade politics, and China’s oil trade. In 2010 I worked as a policy analyst for the Georgia Tech Research Institute. For this position I conducted research on U.S. open source technology adoption and open source policies, and analyzed the science and technology components of strategic development plans of all U.S. states.
I also have experience in undergraduate teaching. I hold the Georgia Tech-NSF Tech to Teaching Intermediate Certificate in Higher Education Pathway. I have co-taught the undergraduate course “Introduction to Comparative Politics”, and served as a graduate teaching assistant for undergraduate and graduate courses for ten semesters at Georgia Tech. I was a panel speaker for the Georgia Tech International Teaching Assistant Orientation in 2012.
My interest and expertise in international affairs extends beyond the classroom. I worked as the assistant for the 2010 Georgia Tech East Asia Study Abroad Program, and was the founding director of public relations at Georgia Tech Chinese Friendship Association. I was selected by Georgia Tech to be a session organizer in the 2011 Georgia International Leadership Conference.