Annie Khoa '13 *17, a Gates Millennium Scholar from Duluth, Georgia, graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School with a certificate in East Asian Studies. As the 2013 Gilbert S. Omenn ’61 and Martha A. Darling MPA '70 Scholar, Khoa is interested in developing and coordinating U.S. foreign policy in East and Southeast Asia. She previously interned at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, where she focused on China’s relationship with Northeast Asia and political-military, non-proliferation, and law enforcement issues. She has studied, conducted research, and worked in China and speaks fluent Mandarin and Teochew. In 2011, she received the Fred Fox Award to travel to Cambodia to study responses to human trafficking. Khoa spent a semester abroad at the University of Cape Town, where she participated in a Wilson School policy task force on the South African education system. On campus, she served as the Undergraduate Student Government’s Communiversity co-chair, an elected member of the Wilson School student advisory committee, a peer academic advisor, and a tutor at the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility.
Khoa began her SINSI fellowship at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, where she focused on Middle East and women, peace, and security issues in the UN Security Council. Annie completed her final rotation as a Burma Desk Officer at the Department of State, where she helped develop and coordinate U.S. policy toward Burma. Khoa received her MPA from Princeton in June 2017.