I am an American international relations academic and writer currently based in Ho Chi Minh City. I will be graduating in July with my LLM in international relations from Peking University in Beijing, China. I am also the editor in chief at My Asia Connections, a global news website dedicated to writing about international relations and cross - cultural communication between the US and Asia - Pacific . Additionally, I am an international relations and communication intern for the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce. I am interested in becoming more con nected with the local American academic and business community in Vietnam .