Jolie Leung

Job title: 
Undergraduate Student
Political Science
Political Economy

Jolie Leung is a junior pursuing a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and a minor in Political Economy. Her interests include post-conflict economic development, human rights, and socio-economic inequality, particularly in Latin America and East Asia. Since 2019, Leung has worked as a research assistant to Dr. Aila Matanock in her project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Minerva Research Initiative, researching and analyzing data on the constitutional frameworks of post-colonial nations. Aside from research, Leung teaches about current events to young students in Berkeley Model United Nations and spends her free time rock climbing, biking, and hiking. An aspiring law student, she hopes to investigate ongoing human rights abuses both in the U.S. and abroad.

Research interests: 
  • Development
  • Human Rights / Norms