Adrienne Chih-fang Wu is a research assistant at the Global Taiwan Institute. Previously, she served as an intern at GTI. She graduated as valedictorian of her program in 2020 with a Dual Master’s Degree in International Relations from Ritsumeikan University and Kyunghee University. Her research interests include Taiwanese democratic consolidation, national identity, and soft power. Prior to graduate school, she worked as an English Instructor in Japan and Taiwan. She also worked at the Presidential Precinct to help facilitate the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program for young African leaders. She has spent seven years living in Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan—including a year of study at Waseda University while pursuing her B.A. in Honors East Asian Studies from McGill University. She is proficient in Japanese and currently learning Mandarin. As a Taiwanese-American, the mission of GTI is close to her heart, and she is excited to be part of an organization committed to better public understanding of Taiwan worldwide.