Emily joins the USGLC from Quorum, where she worked on the Customer Success Team to teach users Quorum’s tracking, analytics, and targeting tools for legislative tracking, stakeholder engagement, and grassroots advocacy. Previously, Emily designed graphics, planned events, and researched policy issues in China as a communications intern at the US-Asia Institute. She has worked in various international nonprofits and think tanks in both her native Hong Kong and in the United States. Emily earned a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and History from Emory University.
If the world learned anything from the SARS epidemic, it is that in order to counter a viral disease, a coordination of the world’s finest medical institutions and brightest minds is quintessential. As the number of confirmed cases climbs with each passing day, the WHO must act swiftly and declare the Coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. While multiple U.S. officials have vowed to support Chinese efforts to combat the epidemic, and are monitoring the situation closely, the U.S. government must also consider backing up its words by funding programs dedicated to fighting global epidemics.
Since 2013, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has worked in Myanmar to support the country’s democratic development. A cornerstone, decade-long, project is USAID’s promoting the Rule of Law in Myanmar project (PRLM), currently implemented by international development firm Chemonics International and formerly implemented by Tetra Tech. To date, the PRLM project has overseen a variety of programs – ranging from creating Myanmar’s first independent lawyer’s association to piloting and expanding an electronic court case management system.