Aspasea McKenna is a second year MA candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), concentrating in International Economics and International Development with a specialization in Quantitative Methods. Her experience in international development spans education, refugee empowerment, and human development across the Southeast Asia region. Most recently, she worked at The Asia Foundation Myanmar as a research design intern for an economic governance index. Prior to that, she worked in Indonesia for two years, first as a Fulbright grantee and later at a local community development NGO. Aspasea received her BA in International Business from the University of Washington. She speaks Japanese and Indonesian.