Wendy Zhou

Job title: 
Undergraduate Student
Political Economy
Goldman School of Public Policy

Wendy Zhou is a junior from Alameda, CA studying Political Economy and Public Policy, with a concentration in development economics. Her academic interests center around the modernization of the Four Asian Tigers, rural-to-urban migration, and the efficacy of China’s poverty alleviation campaign on improving intergenerational mobility and quality of life. Zhou is passionate about democratization and human rights. While attending the University of Hong Kong in Summer ‘19, she engaged with the increasingly volatile Hong Kong politics and participated in pro-democracy protests. She currently conducts open-source investigations on human rights violations for the Human Rights Center. Beyond research, she's active in the Berkeley Forum—facilitating topical and diverse civil discourse within the university. Zhou hopes to pursue a PhD in Economics and conduct development research abroad.

Research interests: 
  • Development
  • Goverance / Democracy
  • Human Rights / Norms