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Emma Rafaelof

Associate Manager

Emma Rafaelof is an Associate Manager on the Global Policy Team, specializing in China and Greater Asia. Prior to this position, Emma supported the Global Policy Team as the China Graduate Fellow while pursuing her Master of Arts in Asian Studies at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. Before joining ITI, Emma interned at the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office of China Affairs focusing on technology policy and intellectual property issues in the U.S.-China bilateral relationship. Additionally, Emma has a background managing startups with a focus on tech-based solutions for language learning and business development. She has also worked extensively with digital media as both a video editor and a consultant for web and graphic design.

Emma is fluent in Mandarin Chinese having studied the language for over 11 years. As a native of Boulder, Colorado, she graduated from the University of Colorado with a triple major in Chinese language and literature, English literature, and Asian Studies, as well as a minor in Japanese language.