Wu Xiao is an incoming third year International Relations student at Western University and a Summer Intern at NAOC. She has previous experience interning at Forest City Film Festival, Western’s International Exchange Student Centre, and VOLTA Magazine. As an avid supporter of philanthropic efforts, Wu Xiao has volunteered with grassroots organizations for issues concerning sea turtle conservation, inner city youth development, and the Syrian refugee crisis.

Wu Xiao’s interests in foreign policy concern politics in Asia (China) and the Middle East. She hopes to further her research of the two geopolitical spheres throughout her internship and contribute to NAOC’s podcast. Wu Xiao aspires to pursue a career in diplomacy and global development. She is fluent in English and Mandarin and is currently learning Spanish. Outside of the office, Wu Xiao enjoys travelling and freelance writing.