Ian Jones is a candidate for the Master of Public Affairs (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School. He is a magna cum laude graduate in history from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

While completing his undergraduate degree, Jones spent two summers in China, completing an immersive language training program and interning with the U.S. Department of State in the Fraud Prevention Unit at the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou. After graduating, he spent five years in China immersed in Chinese culture and language, working as an English teacher. These experiences shaped his interest in international diplomacy and development.

Jones is interested in international diplomacy, particularly concerning the US-China relationship in respect to economic affairs and Taiwan. At the LBJ school, he is further developing his analytic statistic skills and economic analysis skills.

Jones hopes to find a policy apprenticeship in DC focusing on foreign policy and research.

Policy Interests: International diplomacy, US-China relations, US-China economics, Taiwan


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