Katherine Jia is a second year Master of Public Policy student at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Her MPP studies focus on international economic policy issues, and she is taking elective courses from UCLA Anderson to prepare for her work in the private industry. She’s very eager to start working in the consulting field, finding policy and business solutions for international as well as local businesses under today’s political climate.
Prior to UCLA, Katherine studied Psychological and Brain Sciences, Writing Seminars, and Applied Math at Johns Hopkins University, where she cultivated strong academic skills and critical thinking abilities, and developed a deep understanding of research and sciences. She enjoys exploring different fields of studies and bringing fresh insights and innovative yet practical solutions to the table.
Katherine loves to sing, write, and read. At UCLA, Katherine sings with the campus chorus, and serves as the VP Internal Affairs for UCLA International Graduate Students Association. She is also the TA for Communications Research Methods. Influenced by her studies in Public Policy, Katherine aims to become a positive change agent to make our world a better place.